How to keep strawberries fresh for longer
Red, aromatic and more or less affordable, every year the strawberries at the markets herald the beautiful warm months that are to come.
They are incredibly sweet but also very delicate so they can go bad very quickly if we don't take good care of them.
Apart from being full of flavor, the strawberries are very good for health and support our immune systems. Experts say that a handful of strawberries for breakfast provides half of the daily required dose of vitamin C.
They are also rich in polyphenols and strong antioxidants, which makes them a well-tried expedient in the fight with wrinkles. The strawberries regulate the blood pressure and help reduce weight.
They are truly a wholesome low-calorie food that stimulates the function of the liver and kidneys and helps the egestion of fluids.
The strawberries have a high level of calcium and iron and are therefore recommended for children, pregnant women and women going through menopause.
If you want to lose weight, the strawberries are an excellent choice as they have only 30 calories per 100 g and at the same time reduce the appetite.
To keep your strawberries fresh for longer follow these simple rules:
Wash the strawberries right before you eat them
If you wash them earlier, they may get mushy or even mouldy. That is why it is recommended that you wash just as many as you intend to eat.
Do not tear the stems off
Only remove the stems when eating the strawberries, not any earlier
If you notice a bad strawberry, throw it away
If you don't, the others can get mould too and go bad
Keep them somewhere cold
If you don't intend to eat them immediately, keep them in the fridge, or in the freezer if you prefer. This will guarantee their freshness for longer.
Here is an idea for a refreshing strawberry smoothie:
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup milk
1⁄4 cup sugar
8 -10 ice cubes
Put all products in a blender. Keep stirring till smooth. Pour the mixture in glasses and garnish with a full strawberry and a sprig of mint.