How To Clean Strawberries

Photo by Velo Steve

Now that we’re approaching strawberry season, I thought it would be helpful to completely gross you out.

Oops, sorry, that’s me who was completely grossed out. So now I’m showing it to you. I can’t help it, I’m a sharing person.

Click here … but not before lunch.

If that doesn’t do it for you, check out the closeup shot here. And go ahead and poke around the rest of the suggestions at


  1. Oh yea, that was just plain gross! But I guess it is better to be informed than to add unnecessary protein to your fruit salad :) No strawberries on my cereal this morning!

  2. Blech.
    *clears throat*
    *retches again*

    DUDE. SO GROSS!!!!! Love it! (wherein love means “feel compelled to gag”)

  3. I didn’t like strawberries before, now I really don’t ever want to eat them.

    Thank you for sharing though, my kids love strawberries and now I know how to clean them better for their consumption.

    *heave* *gag*

    That was not a nice thing to do, DREW

  4. Eeewwww! Thanks for sharing! At least I know what to look for and how to clean the strawberries!

    BTW, don’t you like protein in your smoothie?! he he

  5. Eew. Is dish soap residue really safe? I had heard that water treated with vinegar or baking soda might be a safer alternative… does anyone know?

  6. blackberry says:

    Had no idea. Cool picture of the berry dropping into the glass.

  7. Stephanie says:

    You’re kidding, right? There’s no way a bug that small is going to come between me and a bowl of fresh strawberries out of my garden. I’ll still eat them fresh of the plant, warm from the sun. Bring ’em on!

    • wenonah says:

      i agree with Stephanie. it’s a small harmless bug, I’ve never become sick from eating fresh strawberries, raspberries or blackberries. YUM!

  8. And yet im still craving strawberrys, why is everyone so afraid of things youve already done?

    “this steak has maggot larvae in it” “then put some more black pepper sauce on it im hungry!”

  9. Okay, that one finally got me. I’ve been watching everybody agreeing with each other, but Jack? That’s gross. Not saying I wouldn’t do it, but that’s gross.

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