How do you feel about berries. I personally like them. They are a treat that we eat sliced or whole with drizzled honey. Did you know that the average strawberry has about 200 seeds on the outside. My kids always contemplate growing strawberries in their tummies after eating the seeds.
A fast and easy way to hull out your berries is to add a straw in the bottom of the berry and push it up through the stem.
When you’re buying strawberries from the grocery store look for ripe berries that are firm and dry. The green tips should be refreshing, not wilted. Turn the box over and check it is dry. If the underside is moist or stained some of the berries may be overripe.
To maintain the berries fresh for the longest amount of time, do not wash them when you bring them home. Place them in the refrigerator and store until ready to use. Wash them when you take them out to serve, or cook with.
Did you know that seven to eight medium sized berries makes a serving. In that serving you will have just about 22 calories. This could be among the best kept fruit secrets of all time.
If tradition doesn’t dictate strawberry shortcake for dessert try these variations.
Dipped in chocolate
Chopped or dipped in your favorite yogurt
Dusted with a little confectioners’ sugar
However you eat your strawberries enjoy them in the understanding they’re healthy sweet treats.