You will need
- - deep bowls;
- - kitchen towel;
- - acetic acid;
- - a colander.
Structure of the strawberries have a different porosity and softness. This creates the perfect conditions for breeding on the surface of the berries of various microorganisms. The proximity of the ripe fruit to the ground increases the risk of infection of strawberry eggs of helminths and other protozoa. So eat unwashed berries are very risky.
Collected or purchased strawberries lay in a deep and spacious enough dish, fill it with cool water. The jet must not be too strong, it can damage the delicate skin of berries. Leave the strawberries for a few minutes in the liquid. During this time, earth and dust adhered to the surface of the berries will be left behind and will fall to the bottom of the pan. It is not necessary to wash off the strawberry stem. Soaked without tails berries gain in moisture and will become watery and tasteless. Remove the strawberries with your hands and place it on kitchen towel, allow to dry her naturally.
If the origin or purity of the berries makes you doubt, add in a container of water or Apple cider vinegar (1 tablespoon per liter of water). Strawberry, have lain down in such a solution, cleansed not only of visible dirt but also germs. In addition, acetic acid will keep berry strong and elastic.
There is more radical method of disinfection of strawberry and strawberry. Once you have cleared the berries from visible particles of soil and dust, machine processing, contrast water. Pour into one dish very hot (but not boiling) water and the other ice. Place the strawberries in a colander and immerse it successively in these tanks. Three "washing" of the berries in each liquid is enough to destroy all the parasites from the surface. These methods of cleaning can be used for other berries with a delicate surface, for example, raspberries.