How to preserve strawberries so that they last longer in the refrigerator

 How to preserve strawberries so that they last longer in the refrigerator

Lena Fisher

The fruit is red, tasty, and very flavorful. Versatile, it can be used in salads, juices, smoothies, to add flavor to yogurt or tea, as well as being the main ingredient in delicious sweets and desserts. Besides, it is low in calories - a cup of whole strawberries provides only 46 calories But despite all the advantages, the food has a disadvantage: its short shelf life. How, then, to better preserve strawberries?

How to preserve strawberries?

Wash only at the time of consumption

The habit may not be practicality's best friend, but washing food only before consuming it prevents it from spoiling quickly. mold and mildew .

Refrigerator now

As soon as you arrive home from the market (or supermarket), open the tray of strawberries, discard the moldy or spoiled ones, and store the rest in the refrigerator Ideally, they should be in the least refrigerated part of the appliance, such as the vegetable drawer.

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How to preserve strawberries? The pot makes the difference

If you remove the strawberry stems (green part), leave them upside down in a container lined with paper towels so they don't accumulate water Remember not to stack them: they should be in only one layer so as not to crumple them.

In addition, airtight and glass jars are the best for storing the fruit Colored (not transparent) packaging also works, since it doesn't let the light from the refrigerator reach the food.

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Will it spoil? Make a syrup!

However, if even with all the care described above, you notice that the strawberries have become dark and bruised, it is worth preparing a jelly or syrup to add to the yogurt This way, there is no waste! Check out some recipes:

  • Strawberry syrup
  • Strawberry jam

Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.