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Kicking back on a picnic blanket on a warm summer day is so much more enjoyable when you’ve got a punnet of fresh strawberries beside you. Their burst of flavour is impossible to resist.
Toddlers love them as a snack. Kids love them in their lunchbox. And adults love to add strawberries to a range of delicious dishes. No wonder a punnet of strawberries never lasts long in the fridge!
When choosing strawberries, look for punnets that contain brilliant red berries with an even, rich sheen. They should be clean and dry, and the leaves and stems should be bright green.
Strawberries are best stored in the fridge, and should remain fresh and delicious for up to five days.
Like all berries, strawberries love a little TLC. Ideally, leave them in their container until you’re ready to eat them.
Strawberries are more delicious at room temperature. Just before eating, gently rinse under cool water and remove the green caps.