Here’s What 1 Pound of Strawberries Looks Like

published Jun 7, 2016
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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?

Educate Your Eye

Our eyes are one of our greatest, most useful tools in the kitchen. They can help us size up everything from the weight of vegetables to the doneness of meat. Educate Your Eye is a series on The Kitchn that teaches you what you need to know to use your eyes for smarter cooking both inside and outside the kitchen.