Strawberries: the basics

Yield: 1 servings

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It's that time of year. Knowing how to pick and handle strawberries will help you get the berry best results.

1. Select plump strawberries with a bright deep red color. Avoid any that look bruised, soft, underripe or that have too much white flesh at the top.

2. Use strawberries as soon as possible after picking or buying them.

Wash just before using; do not let them soak, they will absorb water and soften.

3. To hull, pinch the stems off with a gentle twist or use a strawberry huller. Unless trimming is necessary, do not slice the tops off, you will lose some of the fruit.

4. A pint basket of medium strawberries equals about 3-¼ cups whole berries, about 2-¼ cups sliced, and about 1-⅔ cups pureed; it weights 12 to 14 ounces.

Source: Dale Swanson, The Oregonian 1995 Typos By Dorothy Flatman Submitted By DOROTHY FLATMAN On 06-14-95

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