The months of February to May are the best time to eat strawberries, since although strawberries can be found in Spain almost all year round, these last months of winter and early spring are the best time to eat them. Their strawberries are distinguished by their color, flavor and contribution in vitamins and minerals. This food, together with its low caloric intake, is a perfect option that nevertheless requires special care because of its fragility.
Fruits and vegetables are part of any balanced and healthy diet. Using the fact that they are convenient, strawberries are the best option, since they stand out among the character in calories (33 kcal per 100 P.), and in low sugars (5 P. per 100 P.) . it also contributes minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus; in vitamins, such as vitamin C and E, helps to strengthen the immune system; and as easy as the Internet, the time the developer wants. In addition, strawberry grains stimulate intestinal transit, are rich in fiber, contain 90% water, and are satiating, which helps to lose weight.
There are fruits that we can also use in various recipes, such as slushies, shakes, juices, jams or juices, garnishes, salads, sauces and vinaigrettes; and in many ways, either naturally or with added sugar and cream. We can also take it with orange juice or a few drops of vinegar to enhance their taste.
It also has other uses outside the kitchen, as they are in various cosmetics due to their properties and pleasant smell. But it is a very delicate food, which must be kept and cared for in order to extract its life, and to eat it in the best possible condition. In this sense, the Organization of Consumers and Users (@consumidoresocu) has given some advice on the purchase and preservation of strawberries.
How to buy and store strawberries correctly?
In order to consume strawberries in good condition, they must be picked at the right time, and then kept in good storage conditions and temperature. So, when choosing what to take with us, OCU reminds us that a good strawberry must be whole, with no signs of rotting, clean, keeping the cup and short stem, no new flavors or odors, and sufficiently developed. and mature. .
In view of all these, when we go to the supermarket or to any country where we buy, we must ask for those who are present with bright, red and uniform skin, and a bright green tail. We can visually check the status of strawberries by remembering the above. It is not necessary to touch them, as by looking at them we can see those who discard the dry cup, unripe fruits, even many past, or have bruises, for example.
On the other hand, they advise avoiding boxes that contain strawberries or many layers that do not allow the fruit to be properly appreciated. We should take them as soon as possible and preserve them in good condition, due to their fragility. To do this, they must be stored directly in the fridge, since it will be better to wait for them to deteriorate.
We must also avoid accumulations and, although they should always be washed before consumption, they should not be submerged, as water can also accelerate putrefaction. For this reason, it is not advisable to wash the preserved fruit before eating, and to consume only those pieces when the presence of moisture favors the appearance of mold. To avoid this, we can store the fruit in a container with kitchen paper and separate those from the rest of the pieces that are already contaminated so that the mold does not spread. Likewise, it is not necessary to remove the tail before washing.
In conclusion, although the vessels in which they come do not in most cases allow them to be piled up, it is still better to change the container if the present one does not allow it. In this sense, we can change it for a space in which the strawberries do not touch each other, and they are covered with plastic cloth to prevent carbon dioxide from accumulating inside.
If we do not intend to consume them quickly, it is also possible to choose to freeze them, which will allow us to consume them at a later time, using different ingredients, such as milk shakes or even ice cream.