Did you know that the red, juicy, conical fruit is a member of the rose family and the only fruit which has seeds on the outside? A rich source of vitamin C and Manganese, the strawberries can be eaten raw as well as added to a number of desserts.
But the strawberry is a very delicate fruit which spoils easily. Many a times I have bought a basket of strawberries, eaten just a few and ended up throwing the rest as they have turned soft.
Follow these simple tips to ensure that your strawberries stay fresh longer.
- Do not wash the fruit until you are ready to eat it.
- Remove the leaves of the strawberries before storing them.
- Keep them in a single layer on a tissue paper.