How many times have you brought a nice-looking watermelon from your local grocery store, only to discover that the fruit is soft, bitter, or lacking in sweetness? This is something that happens to the best of us, but it sure doesn’t have to!
Watermelons are mostly water, about 92 percent. but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids.
Below are 7 traits that indicate that the watermelon that you’re about to buy is bad:
1. It is Cracking and Has White or Black Spots
2. It Feels Light. While carrying a light watermelon back to the car on a hot summer’s day may sound like an advantage to some, the most informed know that this is a sign of trouble.
3. It Doesn’t Sound Right. When you knock on a watermelon, you’ll want to hear a hollow sound as this is a sure sign that the fruit is juicy and filled with water.
4. The Stem is Green. When buying a watermelon it’s a good idea to take a close look at the stem.
5. It’s Too Good Looking
6. It’s Too Long. While watermelons with long bodies are not necessarily bad for eating, rounder ones are generally much sweeter.
7. It Has a Big White Spot
Apart from these ways of determining a good watermelon, you can cut it in half and check its color. If the fruit appears whitish that is not good fruit, throw it away. However, if everything looks okay but the Watermelon has this big crack then consider not eating that fruit.
Watermelons with these huge cracks are not original and are grown using chemicals known as Forchlorfenuron which makes them bigger and no time is given to the fruit to ripen by itself. This chemical is used by farmers who intend to glow bigger watermelons and in return make more profit.
According to the research, it shows that Forchlorfenuron has only been approved for use on kiwis and grapes in the United States. The plant growth accelerator became popular in the 1980s, and it was originally used on a wide variety of different fruit and plants
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