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Buying Tips

Choose brightly colored, plump, fragrant berries, without any darker, sunken, or runny spots. The fringed green caps should be attached and look fresh. Avoid soft, shriveled, or moldy berries.


In general, the flavor of the smaller berries is better than that of the larger varieties since the larger ones are often watery.

Strawberries vary in size, shape, and color (some are off-white or yellowish). Bright red ones that have a lively aroma are generally the tastiest.

Canned and frozen strawberries are also available. Commercial strawberry products include preserves, jams, jellies, syrups, and various desserts.

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