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Care and Storage of Strawberries~

Store your strawberries in the refrigerator and do not wash or hull them until ready to use.

To wash, gently rinse with cool water, drain and then hull.

Freezing Strawberries

Whole Berries

Gently wash and hull strawberries.  Place on cookie sheet and place in freezer for approximately 1 hour.  Place strawberries in a freezer ready bag and seal.

Sliced Berries

Gently wash and hull strawberries.  Slice berries and place in freezer ready bags. Sweeten to taste or leave them unsweetened, seal and freeze.

Canning Strawberries

Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to can with recipes abounding for jams, jellies, conserves and syrups.  You might want to try our recipe for Strawberry Jam for starters.

When Measuring Strawberries

1 1/2 pounds = 2 pints or 1 quart
3/4 pounds = 1 pint
1 pint = 2 3/4 cups whole berries
1 pint = 2 1/2 cups sliced berries
1 pint = 2 1/4 cups pureed berries

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 cup sliced fresh berries (166g) has 50 calories.

“Doubtless God could have made a better berry (than the strawberry),

but doubtless God never did.”

William Allen Butler

 

 

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