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How to Pick a Perfect Watermelon

Posted on Jul 16, 20

Summertime brings on the craving for watermelon. It provides hydration and also essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

 

Here’s some tips to help you choose what watermelon is good for you.

 

Uniform in size and heavy = Sweet

Elongated = Watery

Orange Fever Spot = Full of Flavor

White Field Spot = Little to No Taste

Smaller “Webbing” = Bland

Larger “Webbing” = Sweet

Dark and Dull = Ripe

Shiny = Not Ripe

 

Some serving tips for watermelon include:

 

Juice- Place diced watermelon and some ice cubes in a blender for a refreshing electrolyte drink.

Salad- Add watermelon, mint and fresh mozzarella to a bed of spinach leaves. Drizzle with balsamic.

Smoothies- Make a watermelon smoothie or combine with orange juice for extra tang.

 

 

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