Strawberry Healthy Food Guide (Page 3)

How to Pick the Best Strawberries

Shopping Tip: Strawberries do not ripen further after picking. So it is important to choose plump, bright red berries, as white- or green-tipped strawberries are lacking in flavor. Don’t overlook the little ones—small strawberries are often sweeter than big oness. Strawberries should be free of mold and bruises. Caps should be attached, green and fresh looking. Produce with thin or edible skin is more susceptible to pesticide contamination, and strawberries are no exception, according to the Environmental Working Group. In fact, strawberries rank high on the group’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides. If your budget allows, we suggest buying organic strawberries. One pound of strawberries will yield about 4 cups hulled or about 3 cups sliced.

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