How to Store Strawberries

This week on Kitchen Basics 101, we will learn how to store strawberries.

You come home from the grocery store or farmer’s market with strawberries and they look amazing.  
You’ve eaten a few, but want to save the rest for a special recipe in a few days.  

What’s the BEST way to store strawberries?  
  Do not wash the strawberries.  
Strawberries are like sponges and will soak up all the water causing them to spoil.
You can clean the strawberries with a slightly dampened paper towel to remove any dirt.  
 Check to see if any of the strawberries are moldy. 
 If there are any, remove them immediately and discard them.  
Remove the strawberries from their original package
Line a plastic container with a piece of paper towel or napkin and place the strawberries inside the container, only do not crowd the container.  The paper towel will collect any extra moisture that the strawberries have.
Do not cover the container.
Cover the strawberries lightly with another piece of paper towel and place the container in the refrigerator.  
If you follow these simple steps, your strawberries will remain fresh for a few days until you’re ready to enjoy them.  
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  1. says

    These are great tips. I went strawberry picking last month and by the time I got them home the were ruined. My mistake? USing this cute strawtote bag to collect them in. It was like it accelerated them to decay. I picked great ones too and ended up only being able to save a few of them. Next time I’ll use what they gave us to pick with.

  2. says

    Seriously a post that I could use! I’m not the best at produce type stuff! by the way, I just found your blog from the Wake up Wednesday link up and I’m glad I did! I’m excited to be following along via Bloglovin’ now!!

  3. says

    I had no idea it was this easy! Strawberries are my favorite fruit, but I hate buying a container and then feeling all this pressure to use them right away. Thanks for sharing! I found your post at the Fluster Buster link-up.

  4. says

    Thanks for the tip. I had known to keep them in the fridge until needed and don’t wash them until used, but the paper towel thing…I’ll add that to the do’s for my berries! follow you from wow me wednesday

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