You're in the grocery store and need to pick up a pound of strawberries, and you need to do it without a scale or one of those handy clamshell containers that will tell you all you need to know. No worries — this is how you eyeball a pound of strawberries.
Educate Your Eye: 1 Pound of Strawberries
One pound of strawberries is 15 to 20 medium berries.
What's a Medium Strawberry?
These are strawberries about the size of a ping-pong ball.
- Any larger than that and a pound will be closer to 10 berries.
- Any smaller and you'll need 20 to 25 berries to make up a pound.
It's rare to find the really large berries outside of the market and in that case, they are usually pre-packaged. The berries you see at U-pick farms, farmers markets, and farm stands tend to be much smaller, so keep that in mind when you're sizing things up.
Do you have any tricks to picking up a pound of strawberries when they aren't pre-weighed or a scale isn't handy?