This delicious low-calorie treat is a true hero during hot, summer days and makes a pretty pleasant snack, too. However, many people have no idea how to choose a sweet and juicy watermelon.
Choosing a watermelon that is healthy, ripe and juicy can be a challenge. Simply when you cut it you will find if it is a good of a bad surprise.
Luckily, there are a few tips on how to choose the sweetest watermelon:
- Keep an eye on appearances
When choosing a watermelon, pay attention to its looks. It’s extremely important, for the watermelon to be hard, symmetrical, with no cracks, and doesn’t have yellowish spots all over it.
Even if there is the tiniest damage on the peel, don’t buy it because no matter what the nature of the damage, it’s always transferred inside.
- Color matters
The best ripe watermelon is matte and dark green. Pick those Instead of shiny watermelons, which are usually less lenient.
- Watch for the watermelon rind
The yellow area on the skin indicates where the watermelon rested on the ground while ripening in the sun. Naturally, this encourages the watermelon to ripe even faster.
The bottom has to be dark yellow, but if it’s white or light green, the watermelon has been picked up too early and it should have been allowed to grow more.
A good watermelon contains 92% water and 6% sugar. Watermelons thrive on water, and the ripest one should be the heaviest because they contain a greater amount of water.
When two watermelons are of the remarkable same size. Always, choose the one that is heavier. Because the ripest contain more water, so it has to be heavier than you imagined.
- Knock on It
An old trick method to check if the watermelon is ripe or not. The deeper and more profound sound indicates healthy and ripe watermelons. While shallow sounds mean the fruit is still unripe or aged.
Watermelons have endless health benefits, including:
- Keeps the body hydrated.
- Aids digestion.
- Keeps the skin fresh and vital.
- Abundant in vitamins A, C, B1, B5, and B6, as well as potassium and magnesium.
- Helps prevent cancer.
- Reduces oxidation and stress.
- Boosts heart health.
- Lowers inflammation.