Strawberries are our first berries of the season! Strawberries are wonderful to eat fresh and are delicious in a wide variety of recipes.

Strawberries are very high in vitamin C and folacin. They are sodium-free and are a source of dietary fibre and potassium.

Look for firm, plump berries that are fully red with bright green caps. Strawberries do not ripen once picked.

How to store strawberries

  • Arrange unwashed on a paper towel in a shallow pan.
  • Loosely cover, refrigerate unwashed for up to five days.

How to freeze strawberries

  • Wash strawberries before freezing them.
  • Pack the berries into freezer bags and store in the freezer for up to one year.

How to prepare strawberries

  • Gently rinse and pat dry.
  • Hull, remove stem from end.
  • Enjoy raw or topped with cream, ice cream, in smoothies or baked in a dessert.