When buying strawberries, it is important to pay attention to its smell and color, the agronomist recommends.
“An unlikely pale color, unnaturally large fruits, lack of aroma can serve as an indirect sign of the presence of nitrates. Ground berries are safe; they have a completely different appearance: bright, saturated, with a characteristic aroma,” an agronomist Vladimir Vikulov noted.
Strawberry poisoning is rare because people don't usually consume it in large quantities, Vikulov continued. If one eats no more than 100-150 grams of the product at a time, the risk of negative effects of nitrates on the body can be eliminated, Vikulov believes.
“Servings of 100–150 grams are enough to get a certain amount of vitamins and not harm yourself”, Vikulov specified.
When choosing strawberries, you must also evaluate its freshness. If the stalk has turned black and the fruit looks damaged, the product can quickly deteriorate, according to agronomist.
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