Normally I would be very cautious about recommending New Season Queensland Strawberries this early in the season, not this year! This week they are fantastic. The flavour is superb. The price has tumbled quicker than is normally the case, it really has taken our industry by surprise. Grown in South eastern Queensland this fruit is high in antioxidants, low in calories high in vitamin C and a favourite with all the family. I love them for breakfast and they are wonderful to snack on anytime.
HOW TO PICK
The perfect strawberry should be fully coloured, firm, bright, plump and shiny. Size plays no part in determining the perfect strawberry. Make sure the cap (calyx) is attached, green and fresh-looking.
HOW TO STORE
Always keep your strawberries in the fridge. The moisture content of strawberries is high, so always remove the fruit from punnets and place (unwashed) in a large container lined with absorbent paper. Only wash or remove the tops just before eating.