How to choose a sweet watermelon: top 5 rules that always work
When choosing a watermelon in a store or market, you are unlikely to have the opportunity to taste it to make sure it is sweet or not. However, there are many life hacks that will help you determine this visually.
So, when buying a watermelon, you should pay attention to the following criteria:
If there is a large yellowish spot on the watermelon, it means that the fruit has been lying in the sun for a long time and has had time to ripen. This means it will be sweet and juicy.
Scars and scratches
Small spots and dry scratches on the surface of the watermelon are also signs of a sweet fruit.
You should also pay attention to the root, which should ideally be dry.
Clear dark lines
If a watermelon is covered with clear dark lines, it is 100% sweet.
How to choose a watermelon by sound?
You can tell whether a watermelon is sweet or not by simply tapping it.
The sound should not be dull and sonorous, but in between and resemble a so-called vibration. A dull sound indicates that the fruit is overripe, while a too loud sound means it is not ripe.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported how to recognise a watermelon stuffed with chemicals and what are the risks of eating it.