How to Store Strawberries to Keep Them Fresh [VIDEO]

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Wondering how to make the most of strawberry season? Use these simple strategies to store strawberries to keep them fresh.

How to Store Strawberries to Keep Them Fresh | Good Cheap Eats

Strawberries have always been my favorite berry. That’s probably because they are the only berry I remember eating as a child. I lived a sheltered life, apparently. I’ve since expanded my horizons to include raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries, and olallieberries, but my heart has a special place for strawberries.

Years ago living in Santa Barbara and then Paso Robles, I discovered that you could buy strawberries in huge quantities for reasonable prices at the farmer’s market. Since I am quick to nab a deal, I did so. Sometimes, however, I found that I’d be disappointed by moldy berries.

Turns out I didn’t know how to store berries to keep them fresh or how to freeze them so they weren’t in one big clump.

How to Store Strawberries to Keep Them Fresh

Once I learned a few tricks about how to store strawberries, the road was wide open to stocking up on strawberries any time I found a sale.

In this week’s video, I demonstrate the best ways to store strawberries as well as the method I use to wash and freeze them.

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  1. Michelle says

    I saw the video and wanted to pass along a tip about coring berries that someone told me about. I use a sturdy
    straw like the ones at the fast food rest. I push the tip of the straw through the bottom of the berry and it takes out
    the core and the stem at the same time. If you have a large berry you may have to do twice. I then put the berries on a sheet like you do and freeze. Works like a charm and so much faster than a knife.

  2. Stephanie says

    These are some great tips. I’ve been using them for all of berries I have purchased this summer and it’s been perfect. Thank you

  3. Lisa says

    When you freeze berries like this do they become mushy when they are thawed?

    • Yes, thawing berries after freezing will always result in soft berries. Thawed berries are best used in smoothies or for cooking.

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