5 ways to differentiate between Moc Chau strawberries and Chinese strawberries

To avoid purchasing fake and low-quality strawberries that can negatively impact our health, it is important to know how to differentiate between Moc Chau strawberries and Chinese strawberries.

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Currently, Moc Chau strawberries are being sold everywhere, from traditional markets to fruit stores and online markets. Because there are many places selling them, consumers cannot distinguish between Moc Chau strawberries and Chinese strawberries.

Below are 5 tips revealed by sellers to help housewives distinguish good strawberries.

Regarding the shape

Moc Chau strawberries have uneven sizes, and sellers often divide them into many types to sell. The fruits have different shapes, usually larger at the stem and gradually tapering towards the tip.

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The strawberries grown in Moc Chau, 90% of them are Japanese varieties, weighing from 10g to 30g. As for Chinese strawberries, they have elongated and pointed fruits, green stems that are long, protruding, and large.

Determining the firmness and color of strawberries

Moc Chau strawberries, being of Japanese variety, usually have the right firmness and a bright red color. Chinese strawberries, on the other hand, have a darker red color, somewhat dyed, and do not look as fresh and delicious as Moc Chau strawberries.


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The taste and aroma

Moc Chau strawberries of Japanese variety have a rich sweet taste, accompanied by a light and refreshing sourness, as well as a very faint and distinctive aroma of strawberries. Chinese strawberries, when eaten, do not have a fresh and sweet aroma. They taste quite bland, with a strong sweetness due to chemical soaking.


Chinese strawberries are sweet, but have a dark odor (Photo: Internet)

About the fruit flesh

This is a very important characteristic to distinguish between Moc Chau and Chinese strawberries. Moc Chau strawberries have a pale red flesh, mixed with white. Chinese strawberries have a darker red color, with very little white inside.

Storage time

Moc Chau strawberries usually do not use any preservatives, so they cannot be stored for long. If stored at room temperature, they can be kept for 2-3 days, and if stored in the refrigerator, they can be preserved for 3-5 days.

In contrast, Chinese strawberries can be stored for 8-10 days without spoiling, even strawberries sold in street vendors under the sun still maintain their freshness, beauty, and show no signs of damage.


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According to Vietnamnet