Check out these clever tips to help you pick the perfect Watermelon. Watermelon is a delicious juicy and healthy fruit to enjoy at all times. Learn how to choose the best watermelon next time you buy it.
How To Really Pick A Good Watermelon
There is nothing better than a ripe, juicy watermelon on a hot summer day. Do you know how to pick a good and juicy one? It has happened many times to me. I get super excited about my watermelon and then when I cut it, it is not juicy, or sweet, or how I imaged my watermelon to be.
The good news is that you only need to know a few simple tricks to pick a perfectly delicious watermelon. Keep them in mind next time you go grocery shopping, and enjoy the best watermelons from now on!
Watermelon comes with lots of health benefits. It helps you hydrate and may improve heart health. It is about 92 percent water, but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. There’s even a modest amount of potassium. Plus, this quintessential summer snack is fat-free, very low in sodium and has only 40 calories per cup. (SOURCE).
If you are interested in recipes with this delicious and juicy fruit, please check out my Refreshing Watermelon Smoothie recipe. Easy, healthy and perfect for the entire family. If you want to learn about the benefits of eating fruits also, please see my Top 10 Reason Why You Need To Eat Fruit post. Eating fresh fruits will bring lots of health benefits.
5 Clever Tips To Help You Pick The Perfect Watermelon
Think about these smart tricks that are easy to remember next time you buy a watermelon. I honestly did not know about these tricks before, and they really are useful. I used to be so disappointed when I will get a tasteless watermelon at the supermarket. No more bad watermelons for me from now on!
Light watermelons have not ripened long on the vine, so always choose darker green ones, with lighter stripes.
Watermelons are mostly made of water, so if your fruit is light when you lift it, it is probably dry. Therefore, always pick the heavy ones. They will be juicier and naturally very sweet.
3. Look for the yellow spot
Watermelons develop a splotch where they rest on the ground. When this splotch is creamy yellow, it’s ripe. See the difference? The one on the right is the perfect ready watermelon.
4. Shape and shine
Avoid watermelons that have lumps and bumps. Choose one that is oval and uniform. If you find a shiny watermelon, it means it isn’t completely ripe. Pick the perfect watermelon by choosing this consistent shape and look.
The tail of a watermelon indicates its ripeness. A green tail indicates that it was picked too soon and will not taste as good. Go for the watermelons that have dried tails for the best taste.
So what are you waiting for? Get a perfect watermelon now! I just love the taste of a good watermelon…it’s naturally sweet, so juicy…..and super refreshing! Plus is it packed with good-for-you nutrients. It is really a great healthy snack for kids and adults. My kids love watermelon and we enjoy eating lots of it during the summer.
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