Three mistakes that cost a strawberry its life (and that we all make)

Do not immerse strawberries in water

Strawberries must be handled with delicacy and love. To wash them while retaining as much of their taste and virtues as possible, passing them under a light stream of water is enough. You should definitely not immerse them in water. This red, fleshy fruit is fragile, so you have to be careful. It is in the exterior of the strawberry that we find most of its benefits: potassium, vitamin C, and calcium.

Do not put strawberries in the fridge

In compote, coulis, integrated into a sweet tart, or in charlotte… Strawberries lend themselves to a thousand and one variations. One of the most common mistakes when buying a punnet of strawberries? Put it in the refrigerator once home. However, this is the action to avoid, as strawberries are poorly resistant to heat. Shelter them from the sun and heat by wrapping them in a clean cloth. This way, your strawberries can be kept for at least 3 days in your kitchen before eating them. If you want to keep them even longer, you can. Cut them into slices and sprinkle them generously with sugar. The sugar will preserve them and protect them from external attacks. In case of extreme heat or simply if you are a fan of “cold” strawberries, choose the vegetable drawer which will be the least cold part of your fridge.

Do not remove the stems from the strawberries

You may not know it, but the stems of strawberries play a role in preserving flavor. When you wash them, don't remove the tails. Hulled strawberries become more easily waterlogged and lose flavor and texture. If you keep the tails until ready to use them in your preparations and desserts, they will be better. Once removed, collect them and prepare syrups for the summer.

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