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Strawberry Nutritional Information and Handling

Picking and Storing Strawberries

  • Whether picking strawberries from our fields or buying ready picked from our farm market, be sure you’re picking berries that are firm and evenly coloured. 
  • When you bring your berries home remove any berries that look darker in colour or mushy – these should be eaten or preserved right away. 
  • Do not wash your berries, to keep them fresher longer it’s best to leave them unwashed. 
  • Line an airtight container with a paper towel at the bottom and place your berries loosely over top. Seal your contain and store in the fridge. 
Strawberries in a Mason Jar
How to freeze strawberries

How to Freeze Strawberries

  • Wash your strawberries 
  • Hull your strawberries removing the green tips
  • Place strawberries evenly on a parchement lined baking sheet, ensuring they are not touching. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
  • Once frozen, place strawberries into freezer bag for easy storage. Enjoy frozen strawberries for up to a year – until the next strawberry season!

Strawberry Nutrition Facts & Health Benefits

Aside from being tastey and sweet, strawberries are a source of antioxidants, including Vitamin C, which is great for supporting your immune system. 1 cup of sliced, fresh strawberries contains:
  • Calories: 53
  •  Protein: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.7g
  • Dietary Fibre: 3.30g
  • Calcium: 27mg
  • Magnesium: 22mg
  • Patassium: 254mg
  • Vitamin C: 97.60mg
Upick Strawberries
Flat of Strawberries

Equivalent Measurements for Strawberries

  • 1 quart = 1L =  1 ¼ to 1 ½ pounds
  • 1 quart = 4 cups whole strawberries = 3 cups sliced strawberries = 2 cups pureed strawberries
  • 1 cup = 8 medium sized strawberries