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How to choose a safe watermelon: useful tips

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
How to choose a ripe watermelon
How to choose a ripe watermelon

Watermelon is a very tasty and healthy berry that has a good effect on kidney function and cleanses the body. It also contains a lot of vitamins and minerals that the body needs. The watermelon season in Ukraine begins in late July and lasts until early September, during which time it is the most useful and tasty.

Today, FoodOboz editorial team will tell you how to choose a high-quality and, most importantly, safe watermelon at the market and in the store.

What to look for first of all:

1. Size

How to choose a watermelon

Always choose a medium-sized watermelon; large ones are usually not tasty, often flabby and with voids.

2. Color

Watermelon should be contrasting – from bright red to pink.

3. Tail

Be sure to pay attention to the tail, it should be dry, but not torn off.

4. Skin

Pay attention to the peel

It should be very firm, without the slightest damage.

5. Sound

This is how you can determine the ripeness of the product, if it is really ripe – there should be a corresponding sound - it should make a ringing sound, which indicates the porosity of the pulp, and, therefore, the ripeness of the berry.

6. Ripeness

Watermelon is best bought in August

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