All about Strawberries
Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month?! Strawberries are one of my absolute favorites. When we buy Strawberries, whether they’re fresh or frozen, they’re ALWAYS organic. Strawberries are a part of the group of produce that you SHOULD if you can, always buy organic. Even though you purchase organic items you should always wash them really well.
FUN FACT: Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
WHEN IS STRAWBERRY SEASON? Strawberry season runs from January until October, with it’s peak being April through June. You can find Strawberries year round. If buying local strawberries aim for June.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GROW STRAWBERRIES We actually like to buy the already planted strawberries (organic of course) when it’s the season for them. We typically see strawberries a few weeks after they are home 🙂
HOW TO STORE STRAWBERRIES Strawberries should always be stored in the refrigerator and NEVER wash them before storing. They should be washed before consuming.
Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie // The Roasted Root
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake // Courtney’s Sweets
HOW TO CHOOSE STRAWBERRIES You want a nice even coloring of red, firm, no blemishes, and obviously no signs of mold. Sometimes you’ll see darker red spots on your strawberries, this means they’re over ripe and she be used as soon as possible. Always pick ones that have green caps, not faded or brown. When it comes to strawberries, size does not matter, large or small – they still taste delicious when in season. See our post on how to pick strawberries.
CAN YOU FREEZE STRAWBERRIES Of course, and they freeze beautifully! Here’s a how to on freezing fruit and veggies.
HOW TO USE STRAWBERRIES – We wash our strawberries thoroughly and hull them (here’s a how to hull strawberries tutorial) so they’re easy to eat – we love using them in desserts! Try using them as sprinkles with our raw strawberry sprinkles how to. There’s so many fun recipes, like our french toast breakfast burgers!
Check out these recipes using strawberries
Chocolate Donuts with Raw Strawberry Sprinkles // Courtney’s Sweets
Strawberry Chia Jam // Super Healthy Kids
Strawberry Sorbet // Magnolia Holidays
Melon Berry Splash Juice // Courtney’s Sweets
Memorial Day Ice Cream // Know Your Produce
Strawberry Basil Honey Goat Cheese Quesadillas // The Creative Bite
Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa // The View From Great Island
Stuffed French Toast // Two Healthy Kitchens
Organic Whole Fruit Strawberry Popsicles // Know Your Produce
Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches // Cooking on the Front Burners
Find even more delicious strawberry recipes on our Strawberry Recipes Pinterest Board