How Do You Clean Strawberries
Strawberries are one of my favorite summertime snacks. I love how they taste and how fun it is to eat them, but I’ve always wondered about the best way to clean them. From what I’ve read, it seems that you can either leave the leaves on or take them off before you wash your strawberries. Then there’s also the question of whether or not you should use soap when washing off dirt and other debris from the fruit. And finally: how long do they last?
Do you leave the green leaves on ?
Yes, the green leaves are edible. They’re actually one of the healthiest parts of the strawberry! According to Healthline, berry leaves contain vitamin C and antioxidants that help fight free radicals and may prevent cancer. In addition to being full of nutrients, they’re also crunchy and have a slight tartness that adds complexity to your taste buds’ experience when you eat them with your berries. However, they can be tough if you don’t cook them first—so if you don’t enjoy chewing on tough things while eating strawberries (and who does?), peel away those green bits before consuming your berries or simply discard them altogether.
How do you wash them ?
The first thing you need to decide is how you’re going to wash them. If you have a large bowl of water, a brush, and a paper towel that you can lay flat on the countertop, go for it. If not, try using a mesh strainer instead of or in addition to your sink. If neither of those options work for you and your strawberries only fit in your colander or they’re particularly delicate (like if they come with their own little container), then just use whatever sinks are available: kitchen sinks at home or hotel/bar sinks when traveling.
Where can I get more information ?
After you’ve read this guide, you may have some questions. Where can you find more information?
- You can use Google or Wikihow to search for more information about how to clean strawberries.
- You can ask a friend, family member, neighbor, coworker, teacher, tutor and librarian for help if needed.
- You can also ask a doctor or nurse at your local hospital if they know any tips that we haven’t covered here yet.
- Finally you could also ask a pharmacist at your local pharmacy how they would go about cleaning strawberries if they had never done it before either!
Great to know you can clean berries and keep the strawberries for several days
You can keep berries for several days. To do so, simply wash them and the leaves, dry with a towel and then store in the refrigerator or in a dry place. If you have no room in your fridge, consider keeping them in plastic bags.
If you have any questions about how to clean strawberries, feel free to ask us in the comments below!