In Season: June - November. Strawberries are everywhere at the moment but look out for locally grown Shaylees strawberries from Yungaburra.
Buy: Choose strawberries that are firm, plump, deeply red and shiny, with their green leaf caps attached. Unripe strawberries should not be purchased, since they do not ripen further.
Store: Strawberries only keep for a few days after being purchased, so they should be consumed within one to two days.
Taste: The sweet flavour of strawberries is much more pronounced when left at room temperature.
Use: Strawberries and Balsamic vinegar are actually a great combination, use Balsamic vinegar or glaze sparingly. Their size is ideal for children’s snack but dip them in chocolate for a taste sensation.
Good for you: Strawberries are a good source of Vitamin C and antioxidants and said to be one of the healthiest fruits you can eat.