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 How to pick a sweet seedless watermelon

A watermelon is similar to a Christmas gift in many ways: You're quite sure you'll like what's inside, and you'll never know for sure until you open it. Unlike with a Graduation present, though, you will always enjoy what's inside a watermelon.

Because you can't sneakily peel back the covering of a watermelon in the grocery store to see what's within, you'll have to use some other methods to determine its "ripeness." Honestly, I utilize the three-step technique outlined below to pick the perfect watermelon, and I must say, it has never failed me!

1. Looking –Your watermelon ought to be firm, symmetrical, and devoid of severe bruises or scars. Minor scratches are OK. And besides, the thick rind's purpose is to protect the delectable contents inside. Ripe watermelons must be dark green in hue.

2. Lifting– Watermelons with the most water are the ripest. And, because watermelons are 92% water, the watermelon should be fairly weighty for its size.

3. Turning – Flip your watermelon over and inspect the bottom for a creamy yellow area (also known as "the ground spot"). At the farm, here is where the watermelon sat on the ground, soaking up the sun. If this patch is white or greenish, your watermelon was picked too early and isn't as ripe as it ought to be.

"How about the sound test?" I know what many of you are wondering. Knocking, pounding, banging, or thumping just on watermelon to see if it's ripe?"

My take on utilizing your watermelon as a percussive instrument in the produce section is as follows: Whereas the "sound test" can provide some insight into the ripeness of a watermelon, I don't recommend or utilize it because it's too subjective and there's no definite consensus on which answer the test is supposed to generate.

According to some, a ripe watermelon will make a hollow sound, but a "thick" or "solid" sound implies a watermelon that is not ripe or is overripe. Others argue that a hollow or "tight" sound is undesirable and that your watermelon should rather sound "solid." Others claim that a ripe watermelon should make a B-flat tone.

In those other words, you should tap-tap-tap all you want, but if you use the three-part test we discussed earlier, you have no trouble choosing a good watermelon. As again, if anyone has any additional suggestions or can understand the sound test (then! ), please leave a comment!



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