Cleaning Strawberries: A Step-by-Step Guide

Unwashed strawberries may contain dirt, residue, pesticide residue, or even tiny bugs. Cleaning strawberries properly is crucial.

Why Clean Strawberries?

Only clean the amount of strawberries you are going to eat. Store them dry and unwashed in the fridge until ready to consume.

When to Clean Strawberries

Rinse strawberries under cold water for about 20 seconds, moving them around to ensure all sides are rinsed off.

Cleaning with Water

Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in warm water, add ice cubes, soak strawberries for up to five minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

Cleaning with Salt

Mix 2 cups water with 1/2 cup white vinegar, submerge strawberries for about 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

Cleaning with Vinegar

Soaking strawberries in salt water helps dislodge any hidden dirt or bugs. Rinse thoroughly after soaking.

Removing Bugs

Once your strawberries are clean, they're ready to be enjoyed in your favorite recipes or as a fresh, healthy snack.

Enjoy Your Strawberries

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