Strawberries are fruits that are very delicate and it is almost a wonder
how come a fruit as delicate as a strawberry grows during the warm summer
months. Yes, strawberries are a plenty when it is summer time.
Unfortunately, the scorching heat of the summer sun can destroy the beauty
and taste of this delicate strawberry. This is the reason why we have to
find ways to be able to preserve its looks and taste as these two
characteristics of strawberries are both important depending on the kind
of recipes that we plan to prepare.
If you plan to buy some strawberries today but do not have the time yet to
prepare your recipe for it, you’re probably thinking about freezing them
first. Here are some helpful tips on how you can properly freeze your
How to Freeze Strawberries without Sugar
Before buying strawberries, make sure to choose the ones that are fully
ripe, dark red and firm. Remove the stems and caps. Sort them out while
you wash them in running water. Avoid soaking them in water or else your
strawberries will lose its natural flavor and some of its nutrients. Get
your cookie sheets and arrange them in one layer. Once these strawberries
were frozen completely for about 24 hours, you may place them in flexible
How to Freeze Strawberries with Dry Sugar Pack
Slice each strawberry in half and put them in a bowl. Once you’re done
slicing all the strawberries, sprinkle some sugar on top of your sliced
strawberries. Dissolve the sugar by constantly stirring. While stirring,
make sure to do it gently to avoid damaging the strawberries. Put
everything in a freezer container, see to it that it is being sealed
tightly and place it inside the freezer.
Preserving the Vibrant Color of Strawberries
If you want to preserve the vibrant color of your strawberries, freeze
them without any unsweetened pack. You can either slice them in halves or
pack them whole. You may also have them crushed and place inside freezer
containers. Cover these with water or you may use a strawberry juice. Do
not forget to mix with it some ascorbic acid in order to preserve its
color. Keep them sealed tightly before you place them inside the freezer.
How to Freeze Strawberries with Syrup Pack
You may slice your strawberries in halves or you can have them crushed
before placing them inside freezer containers. You can also freeze them
whole. When putting them inside freezer containers, make sure to leave at
least one half inch of headspace to make room for syrup. Keep in mind that
the freezer containers have to be sealed tightly. For syrup packs, you can
use either Pectin or just the Basic syrup.
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