Choose a Perfectly Ripe Watermelon — Here’s How (Video)

Simple ways to choose the best fruit

Choose a Perfectly Ripe Watermelon — Here’s How (Video)

When you’re looking at a bin full of watermelons, how can you tell which one is going to be sweet and not mealy? Here are some simple ways to tell. When you look at it and feel it, it should be heavy for size. A yellow splotch just means that it’s ripe. Also, if you hit it, it should sound hollow inside.

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Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and Outpatient Nutrition Manager in the Center for Human Nutrition.
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