How to wash strawberries

April and May of each year are the seasons most suitable for strawberries. Recently, strawberries have started to appear on the market in large numbers. It is said that the season of eating strawberries is not only because it is delicious, but also because the nutritional value of strawberries is extremely high and it has a beauty effect. However, news about strawberry pesticide residues exceeding the standard has repeatedly appeared, making people discouraged. So, what to do with strawberries to eat with confidence?

  1. Rinse with running water for a few minutes first. This will remove most of the bacteria, pesticides and other pollutants on the strawberry surface. It should be noted that, do not immerse in water first, so as not to dissolve the pesticide in the water and then be absorbed by the strawberry and penetrate into the fruit.
  2. Do not eat the washed strawberries immediately, it is best to soak them with light saline or rice water for 5 minutes (the light salt water can kill the harmful microorganisms on the strawberry surface; the rice water is alkaline, which can promote acidic pesticides. degradation).
  3. Rinse rice water and salt water and other harmful substances with running tap water.
  4. Rinse with clean water (or cold water) and serve immediately.

Fresh strawberry pedicles are bright green, the surface of the flesh is thorny, and the luster is good. In addition, the strawberry with white flesh near the pedicle is not yet ripe. If you want to eat it immediately after you buy it, it is best to eat the reddish portion. When you can’t finish eating strawberries, you need to place them in a large bowl lined with kitchen paper, cover them with plastic wrap, cover them with towels, and put them in the refrigerator, where you can store vegetables for 1 to 2 days.

Strawberries can not only solve skin problems, but also effectively improve anemia, constipation and other conditions, and relieve anxiety. Let us enjoy the double joy of deliciousness and beauty in this strawberry’s sweetest season!