How to remove green leaves strawberries in seconds without a knife

Hull strawberries in no time with this super-easy hack that helps reduce food waste

Ever wondered how you can hull a lot of strawberries in a very short amount of time? Well, straws at the ready! This fun and fruity (see what we did there) food hack is going to change the way you prepare strawberries forever.

All it takes is a drinking straw and a little wrist action and you’ve got yourself a successful food hack - or even party trick that you can show off to your friends and family. For this hack, you will need a paper straw and a whole load of strawberries with their green stalks on.

Hold the straw in one hand and the strawberry in the other. Place the straw at the bottom of the strawberry and gently push through, aiming for the green leaves at the top.

The leaves and stalk should pop out in one push and ta-dah! You’ve just hulled a strawberry. Repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat until you’ve hulled the whole punnet and then eat away.

If you want to take this strawberry hulling hack to the next level, grab a sandwich bag and fill with cream or Nutella or melted marshmallow or just something extra gooey. Snip a small corner of the bag and pipe whatever filling you’ve decided on, into the centre of each strawberry.

Now there’s a food hack you’ll want to shout about. Eat in one mouthful and repeat.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies