Try the Look, Lift, Turn!
Look the watermelon over. You are looking for a firm watermelon that is free from bruises, cuts or dents. Scratching is ok.
Lift it up. The watermelon should be very heavy for its size.
Turn it over. The underside of the watermelon should have a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.
If you want to try the thump, you’re listening for a dull, muffled, hollow sound if it’s ripe. If it’s unripe, the sound may be more of a metallic, clear ring. Another way to describe it is a “ping” for unripe or a “pong” when ready.
Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Good source of vitamin C
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Watermelon is fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Watermelon is sodium free.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Watermelon is sodium free.
- Watermelon, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of
Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Watermelon contains no saturated fat or cholesterol.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Watermelon is a good source of vitamin C.
Store whole watermelons at room temperature.
Refrigerate cut watermelons in airtight container for use within 5 days.
Check out our watermelon recipes!
Presence in Ethnic Cuisines
South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / African / Southern / Mediterranean / Latin
Social Media Posts
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