How do you feel about berries. Personally, I like them. They’re a treat that we eat sliced or whole with drizzled honey. My children always consider growing tomatoes in their tummies after eating the seeds.
A fast and effortless way to hull out your berries is to add a straw at the bottom of the berry and push it up through the stem.
When you’re buying strawberries from the grocery store look for ripe berries that are firm and dry. The green hints should be refreshing, not wilted. Turn the box over and check it is dry. If the underside is moist or stained some of the berries could be overripe.
To maintain the berries clean for the longest amount of time, don’t wash them once you bring them home. Put them in the refrigerator and store until ready to use. Wash them once you take them out to serve, or cook with.
Did you know that seven to eight medium sized berries makes a serving. In that serving you may have just about 22 calories. This could be among the best kept fruit secrets of all time.
If tradition doesn’t dictate strawberry shortcake for dessert try these variations.
Dipped in chocolate, Tequesta Bat Removal, Dusted with a little confectioners’ sugar
But you eat your strawberries enjoy them in the understanding they’re healthy sweet treats.