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albteo
Mar 11, 2018 8:52 PM CST
Hi there,

We just bought some strawberries from a farmer's market and noticed many of them have a hard brown hollow core.

They taste okay, but we're just concerned if they're safe to eat.

Does anyone know what's causing this I. Strawberries and whether if it's safe to eat?

Thanks,
Albert
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DaisyI
Mar 11, 2018 9:34 PM CST
Welcome!

The hollow centers are caused by the strawberries growing too fast from either too much water or too much fertilizer. Hollow strawberries also rot faster because of the air space in the center of the berry. If they taste okay, they are okay to eat. That farmer should be embarrassed he sold them to you though.
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albteo
Mar 12, 2018 8:38 PM CST
Thank you!
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 12, 2018 11:02 PM CST
Glad I could help
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