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Old 05-19-2018, 04:41 PM   #1
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Can you eat strawberry tops?

So I picked the green leafs off the strawberries, and cut the tops off to sugar/juice them, but instead of throwing the tops away, I put them in a different container, to juice those also.

I figure I would eat around them, but as I get to doing that, I accidentally ate one or two full tops (without leaf thingys that is).

If we eat those tops, can those hurt us or are they ok to eat?

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Old 05-19-2018, 04:56 PM   #2
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Old 05-19-2018, 05:07 PM   #3
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You could even eat the green part and it won't hurt you.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:37 PM   #4
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You probably could toss the greens into a salad for a little interest. I use radish leaves when they're nice. Usually they look like they came out on the losing end of a fight, though.
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When we went to Chef and the Farmer (a restaurant in NC whose chef has a show on PBS), they served pickled green strawberries in a salad. It was really good
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:59 PM   #6
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My son's hamsters loved strawberry tops.
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:41 PM   #7
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Old 05-20-2018, 03:05 AM   #8
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I only remove the green part and leave the strawberry whole, just remove with tweezers , I actually have a strawberry green top remover ( swedish Jordgubbssnoppare), that leaves the berry intact.
Yes you can eat the leaves if the come from a pesticide free source but strawberry leafs are also know for allergies, yes some people are allergic to leafs and not berries.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:50 AM   #9
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I had no idea that a strawberry green top remover was a thing.
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:08 AM   #10
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It's known as a strawberry huller. I have (and use) my Mom's. It's older than I am - and is in better shape. It's similar to this:

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