The Best Way To Eat A Fresh Strawberry

Strawberries are delicious no matter how you eat them, but there's actually a way to make their sweetness even more flavorful. You've probably been eating strawberries backwards the whole time.

In an episode of the NHK World travel program J-Trip Plan, Daniel Donny-Clark visits Kiki's Strawberry House, an all-you-can-eat strawberry farm along the Shimanami Highway and Seto Inland Sea in the Ehime Prefecture. While there, the owner shows him the proper way to pick a strawberry -- rotate the berry toward the bush and lift -- as well as how to get the most flavour out of a strawberry.

Instead of holding the berry by the leafy crown and eating the pointed end first, you do the reverse. Pull off the leaves and eat the entire strawberry, crown-end first, in one bite. This puts the sweetest part of the strawberry, the pointed bottom end, right on the tip of your tongue so you can really savour the berry's flavour. You can watch the entire episode for free at the link below (the strawberry bit starts around 23 minutes in).

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