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Watermelon is a popular summer staple. Its refreshing taste helps cool you down on a hot day, and is a perfect addition to outdoor barbeque. But who knew this summer delight could be a hassle when telling a good watermelon from a bad one? Plus, besides a classic red watermelon, there are also the yellow, orange and white flesh varieties. Then when you’ve picked the chosen one, how do you keep it fresh? And when it’s time, what’s the best way to serve this delicacy? We have the answers.
Weight is a big factor when deciding on a watermelon. Because it’s mostly water, a good one will feel heavier. Shape also matters, as watermelons should have a smooth round or oblong shape. It will also feature a slightly dull rind and creamy yellow underside. If you want to check for ripe watermelon, firmly tap on it. A hollow thump means it’s ready to take home.
When you take it home from the grocery store, the best idea is to keep the whole watermelon at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Once it’s cut up, it’s best to wrap tightly and refrigerate for up to 3 days. For those of you looking to freeze watermelon to keep it longer, the answer is yes, it can be frozen. However, it will be mushy when it’s thawed and will not taste as ripe after freezing.
Watermelon is a versatile fruit and could be eaten or served in many ways.