How to pick good strawberries
It should be cone
shape and glossy with fine color．
are pinkish red up to the stem, and leaves are green.
You should avoid strawberries
with seeds are outer surface and irregular shape.
How to handle
are vulnerable to moisture, it gets softened when put in plastic bags. So it
helps to preserve its freshness and original shape by buying in paper boxes. These days, once they are picked from trees,
some goes out on retail market preserved in 1kg paper boxes, and they are
How to wash
There are people
who take so much effort to wash strawberries but by doing so, it will make it
squeezed and take away its taste and scent as fruits soaked with detergent.
It is already good
enough if you put strawberries in a basket and rinse it with running water.
That way, it preserves the shape, taste and fragrance. Also, if they are
deepened in water for more than 30 seconds, Vitamin C is lost, so when you are
to wash it, what it without taking off the stems and just rinse it quickly. But
for strawberries that are not by parasite-free cultivation, you should take
extra effort to wash the surface in order to prevent any harm cause by parasite
How to preserve
Since it is so soft
and easy to be spoiled, preservation is not easy and you can’t let it stay for
more than a day in normal temperature.
Thus, it is best to
eat it right after purchase, and if you are to keep it for some time, preserve
in refrigerator without taking off the stems, with vinyl wrap on.
That is because, if you
take off the stems, moisture in the fruit is evaporated.