Sunday, June 5, 2011

Picking a Watermelon

Now that Watermelon is in season, I am sure we are all out trying to pick the best one.  Here are a few tips on how to pick a juicy ripe one.

-Look for a melon that is nice looking, meaning free of dents, bruises, cuts, etc.
-Check under the melon - if it has a yellow or light bottom, it should be ripe. If it's stripes are found all around the melon, pass on it. It's just not ready yet.
-Some of you may see people at the grocery stores tapping on  the watermelons. Some may be thinking "What exactly are they listening for?" The are checking for signs of hollowness. If it sounds hollow, its ripe. Not hollow, unripe.
-Look for a heavy melon. Watermelons are made up of mostly water, so an ideal melon should be heavy for its size.
-Seeded watermelon usually has more flavor then seedless. {But both are still yummy}

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