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How To Pick A Good Watermelon
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on May 25, 2005
Need some help with choosing a good watermelon? Here are a few of the things that I look for when digging through the watermelon bin at our local market:
1. Press your fingers and thumbs into the skin from all angles. A good watermelon should be hard all around.
2. Give it a few taps with your knuckles or the pads of your fingers. A winning watermelon will typically have a slight hollow sound upon tapping.
3. Look for mean green. Dark shades of green typically indicate an optimal combination of sun and water while the watermelon was growing.
If you find that your teeth are sensitive to the natural sugar in watermelon, try eating it with some avocado or celery sticks.
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