Hulling Strawberries with a Straw

A hulled strawberry is a strawberry that has had its stem and the fleshy white pulp removed. Many people think this pulp is flavorless and it can be tough so they hull them to make sure they only get the juiciest, sweetest and most tender parts of the strawberry. 

Hulling Strawberries with a Straw

To be honest, unless I’m using strawberries to make a dessert or to serve to guests, I just hold them by the stem and bite off the bottom part and then nibble around the pulp. I don’t see the sense in hulling them when I’m the only one to eat them. And yes, I can easily devour an entire pint in one serving and still want more. Strawberries are one of my favorites! But for those times they need to be hulled, I’ve found an easy way to do it.

Rinse the strawberries. Preferably organic strawberries since you don’t peel the skin off the berries before eating so you consume a higher amount of pesticides that can’t be completely washed off than other fruit that can have the skin peeled off.

Take a sturdy straw and push it up through the bottom.

The stem should pop off and the fleshy part will be inside the straw.

I have found for larger berries, you may have to pull the straw half way out and push it through again just slightly over from where it went through the first time.

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