Choosing the best fresh strawberries at the store is simple. Pick outstanding berries every time with these tips:
Choose strawberries that have:
- bright red coloring
- natural sheen
- fresh looking green leaves (these leaves are referred to as the calyx)
TIP: For the freshest strawberries, avoid berries with bruising, decay and excessive moisture.
Strawberries should be kept refrigerated and stored in their original package. Strawberries stored in a cool and dry environment are best enjoyed within 3-5 days after purchase.
TIP: Remove strawberries from the refrigerator an hour before eating for the most flavorful berry.
With the calyx still intact, rinse strawberries in cool tap water just before serving. After rinsing, gently blot dry and enjoy!
- After rinsing, gently blot dry.
- Remove the calyx at the top by slicing with a knife.
- Place the cut side down (top of berry) on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
- Place uncovered in your freezer for 24 hours.
- Transfer strawberries to a freezer bag or container.
*Following these steps will prevent the berries from clumping together.
TIP: Frozen strawberries are perfect for baking or smoothies and can be stored for 3-5 months!
Strawberries are sweet, versatile, and delicious. But did you know that just one serving of strawberries (about 8 berries) packs a nutritious punch, offering more Vitamin C than an orange?
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Our growers work hard year-round to provide only the best sustainably grown strawberries for your kitchen.
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We’re proud to offer the world’s first certified Sustainably Grown strawberry! But that’s not all – our commitment to sustainability spans our fields, office headquarters and beyond.
California Giant Berry Farms offers a full line of USDA Certified Organic berries. Prefer purchasing organic? Look for our green label certified organic berries at your local grocer.
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Healthy Strawberry Recipes
Strawberries are versatile and pair well with other healthy ingredients for many delicious and nutritious dishes.