Food & Nutrition

5 Tips to Pick Out the Sweetest Watermelon

You will probably agree that there is rarely a person who dislikes eating watermelons. This summer fruit makes the perfect ‘cooling food’ that makes hot summer days more bearable. However, when it comes to buying watermelons, we do not know what to pay attention to so that we can choose a sweet and tasty watermelon. Therefore, we decided to share a list with the most effective tips for choosing the sweetest watermelon without previously cutting it.

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Field spot

These spots are the white spots on the watermelon’s peel. They are usually visible on the part with which the watermelon rested on the ground. They can be anything from light yellowish to orange and they mean that the watermelon is ripe and sweet.

Webbing

This indicates the amount of bees that touched the flower. So, the more webbing a watermelon has, the tastier it is.

Boy or a girl

Did you know that watermelons have genders? The boy type is the more elongated whereas the girl watermelons are rounder and more stout and they are the sweeter option.

Size

Often times, people think that the bigger the watermelon, the tastier it is. However, this is not the case; in fact, go with the smaller variants because they are sweeter.

Tail

A green tail means that the watermelon has not ripened yet while a dried off tail means that the watermelon is good for consumption.

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