Everything about strawberries
Description of strawberries
Who doesn’t like strawberries? This popular soft fruit has rightfully been given the nickname little summer king. In the summer months Dutch strawberries are readily available. They have a delightfully sweet taste and are easy to combine with other soft fruits such as currants, blackberries and raspberries. The strawberry is a pseudo fruit The small seeds on the outside are the actual fruits.
What can I do with strawberries?
What should I look out for when buying strawberries?
- In salads with iceberg lettuce, nuts, goats cheese and a dressing of balsamic vinegar
- Quickly stir fry in a little drop of oil and sprinkle with pepper
- On a sate stick dipped in melted chocolate
- A shake made of pureed strawberries, bananas and orange juice
- In slices on top bread or a crisp bake.
- in yogurt or with ice cream
Strawberries are very delicate and sensitive to mould. For this reason buy fresh non bruised examples. How do I store strawberries?
Strawberries can be kept in the fridge for 1 to 3 days –outside of the fridge for 1 day. After purchasing remove the strawberries from their container and lay for example on a plate, this avoids the strawberries becoming bruised. What should I look out for when cleaning and preparing strawberries?
It is not necessary to wash strawberries, if you do wish to do so then do it carefully in a little water. Do not hold them under a running tap, this could cause bruising. Only then remove the crowns. When are strawberries available?
Dutch strawberries are available from April up to and including December. In January, March, April and December there is limited availability. Strawberries are available to buy in shops throughout the whole year.Source: Groenten Fruit Bureau