What is the best way to wash strawberries?

It is important to wait to wash strawberries until shortly before you serve them. If you try to wash strawberries ahead of time, they will go bad much faster. Before you begin, pull out any berries that have soft or discolored spots. Place the good berries in a colander under gently running cold water, shaking the colander often. Place the cleaned berries on a layer of paper towel and pat them dry.

For strawberry recipes and nutrition information about strawberries, see 7 Ways with Strawberries and Superfood: Strawberries.

Marge Perry

June 2011