Keep frozen. To Store: Keep unopened container frozen until ready to thaw. To Thaw: Defrost unopened container in refrigerator for 5-6 hours. For quick defrosting remove the plastic lid from the container and peel back the protective film (approximately half way). Place in microwave in upright position Heat 1-1/2 minutes on defrost cycle or low power setting. Individual ovens may very - refer to your oven manufacturer's directions. To Store After Opening: Store unused strawberries in this container. Reapply plastic lid and store in refrigerator. Do not refreeze after contents have thawed. For best flavor and texture, serve berries while still slightly frozen.