• When purchasing strawberries look for fruit that is plump and bright red in color with fresh green caps. Remember, however, that fruit color and flavor can change throughout the season based upon variety, production area, and weather.

  • To maintain good flavor and appearance, store strawberries loosely covered and unwashed in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

  • Before serving, rinse strawberries with caps still attached under a gentle spray of cool water; pat
    dry with a paper towel. If a recipe indicates that the cap should be removed, try twisting it gently or use the point of a sharp paring knife.

  • Strawberries taste best served at room temperature.