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Choose smaller, bright-red berries with a sweet aroma. Fresh strawberries are highly perishable, so use them right away for the best flavor and appearance.
Just before serving, wash under a gentle spray of cool water with green caps still attached. For best flavor, serve at room temperature. After washing, pull off the caps with a slight twist or cut out with a paring knife.
Strawberries freeze well and make great drinks, smoothies, and sauces year-round. Place sliced, stemmed berries into a freezer bag in a single layer, seal, and freeze. To use, thaw in the fridge and use within three days.
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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2017.