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How to Measure Strawberries for Recipes

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Some recipes call for strawberries by the pint or quart. Trouble is, strawberries aren’t always sold that way. Say you need a pint of strawberries, but your market sells them by the pound-how much do you buy? Or what if your recipe calls for 2 cups sliced strawberries-how many whole berries do you need? Questions like these come up all the time during recipe testing, so we worked out this little conversion chart (see below) to solve our shopping dilemmas.

Looking for strawberry recipe ideas? View our slideshow of 10-Minute Strawberry Recipes and watch our Homegrown/Homemade video series dedicated to strawberries (includes a recipe demo of an ultimate classic strawberry shortcake).

strawberry measuring

1 quart = 1-1/2 lb. = 4 cups sliced (1/2 inch thick or quartered)

1 pint = 3/4 lb. = 2 cups sliced (1/2 inch thick or quartered)


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  • KoolBreeze420 | 07/11/2016

    IS there a substantial difference between fresh and thawed strawberries?
    I am trying to count calories in order to put a food diary together for my Dr. it's fairly hard to do this.
    But I make my own strawberry milkshakes and I have one in place of breakfast and sometimes even for lunch so far I have been able to break down what I Use to 2 cups of milk 1/4 cup of sugar or 4 tablespoons and 4 to 6 frozen strawberries the package says that it has like 60 calories for a 1/4 cup and I can only get 3 berries into a quarter cup 60 calories for 3 strawberries seems like a lot to me Which brings me to this site and this article writing this comment any pointers tips are welcome.

  • chappy1 | 06/11/2016

    thsnk you, this is pretty cool!

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