Strawberries are a very soft fruit and they can also spoil fast if you're not careful. To get the longest shelf life out of your strawberries, just follow these rules.
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Whether you want to save them for a recipe down the road or plan to gobble them up as soon as you get home, Kelli Dunn at The Kitchen recommends following this strawberry protocol:
- Only wash strawberries before eating them: They will soak up moisture and get mushy or even moldy.
- Leave on the stems: Keep them on as long as you can.
- Remove moldy berries: If you spot one berry getting moldy, toss it so the mould doesn't spread.
These three rules will noticeably increase the shelf life of your strawberries, but if you don't plan on eating them anytime in the next week or so, stick them in the freezer. To learn more about when you should store strawberries where, check out the link below.
The Best Ways to Store Strawberries [The Kitchn]