How Many Strawberries In A Cup: Catherine’s Cooking Tricks You Should Know
Want to bring your measuring skills to perfection? Then you surely want to know how many strawberries in a cup. Stay with me today, and I'll show you how to achieve that!
Spring is here, and all I can think about is sweet and delicious Bisquick Shortcake - an ideal dessert when you don't have time and want to give your kids a healthy and light cake!
I assure you, you can put too many strawberries in your desserts! When I was pregnant, these beautiful berries were my favorite snack, but when it comes to cooking and baking, moderation is very crucial!
A well-balanced cake demands proper measurements no matter how much you or I love strawberries, so I had to learn how to do it right. I'll share with you my strategy so you can do it with ease.
But first, let's learn how to pick the best strawberries!
Select the very best - a handy quick guide on how to pick strawberries
It's no wonder we love strawberries; they have a refreshing and delightful taste. And these heavenly-like berries love us back - they are helping us beat serious health problems like high blood pressure, stroke, and cancer.
They are a natural source of folic acid, potassium, vitamin C and fiber. Don't forget they are low in calories and have a high percentage of antioxidant content.
If you want to be sure you are getting all the benefits from strawberries, be careful when you buy them.
- Try to buy your strawberries locally - If you want the intense flavor, avoid ones that came from afar because that means they have to be picked before becoming ripe due to transportation reasons.
- In - season buying is the best way to know that your strawberries are as fresh as possible.
- Watch for the color - We first eat with our eyes, but in this case, your eyes should concentrate on the color. Big ones look more appealing and small ones juicier, but that is not always right. The bright red color is an indicator that they are picked at the peak of the ripeness. Avoid ones that have white around the stem or in the center.
Strawberries must be firm but not tight when you touch them. If you are buying prepacked ones, look for white areas and color.
You need to dedicate a little time and you will always be satisfied with the results. Now, let's learn how many strawberries in a cup.
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Strawberry Measures - Convert with satisfaction!
In most of my recipes, whole strawberries are rare, and they are listed by weight or in a cups of sliced ones. (Jack’s recent recipe was amazing)
I find it very difficult to organize, and sometimes I want to make something with them and still have some left to snack. Or I'm bound to buy prepacked with a specific weight.
To avoid this kind of a headache, I made these simple but effective conversions:
1. How many strawberries in a cup
2. Pints to cups
In the market, strawberries are usually packed in a plastic container, and they weight 16 ounces or one pound. If your recipe has listed a quart is good to know that one quart equals two pints.
One pint equals :
- 3/4 pound (12 ounces)
- 12 large
- 24 medium
- 36 small strawberries
- two and a half cups whole small strawberries
- one and a half to two cups sliced strawberries
3. Pounds to Cups
As I mentioned, one pound package is usually a standard one, and the most widespread measure in the recipes are cups. For future uses, you can use this conversion:
One pound of whole strawberries equals:
- 2 3/4 cups sliced strawberries
- 3 3/4 cups whole strawberries
How many frozen strawberries in a cup?
I agree that vegetables and fruits are best to eat when they are fresh, but who doesn't want to trick winter sometimes? There are some cravings you can't resist like delicious Swedish pancakes , for example.
To brighten your winter mornings you'll need to use frozen strawberries. Follow the instructions about defrosting them and my guide to convert them into cups :
- 10-ounce package frozen strawberries = one and a half cup
- 20-ounce package frozen whole strawberries = 4 cups
- 20-ounce package frozen whole strawberries = two and a half cups sliced
A cup of strawberries equivalents
We don't always have time or tools to measure things with precision, so it is useful to have a cheat sheet from time to time. This one is mine:
One cup is equal to:
- Eight large strawberries
- 7 ounces fresh berries
- 1/2 cup puréee
Now that you know how many strawberries in a cup precisely, you can measure like a pro, without any stress. It's essential to pick the freshest and juiciest berries, so find that bright red color and enjoy the results!
If you need additional help - don't hesitate to ask. And please share your experience!