The watermelon is a fruit filled with nutrients, and there are facts that bring down the theory that this fruit is only sugar and water. Watermelons are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. And the most amazing thing about this fruit is that it doesn’t have a lot of calories. This fruit is also great because it is able to refresh you in the hot summer days, and maybe that is why whenever i think of a watermelon it reminds me of picnics and hot summer days. Eat some watermelon instead of your classic desert and you are going to enjoy a sweet sugary desert without having to consume all those calories.
5 are the most common types of watermelon:
- Mini ( i.e. personal)
But, the most important thing when you are buying a watermelon is to know which one you should pick in order to get the most out of it.
5 Tips to Pick Watermelon
The tail of the watermelon is going to show you if the watermelon is ripe or not, so watch out on the tail when you are buying one. The green tail shows us that the watermelon was not picked in the right time instead it was picked too early. Dry tail on the other hand shows us that this watermelon is going to be great for you!
2. Field Spot
On each and every watermelon there are white spots on the peel which are known as the field spots. If you find some on the one that you have picked up it means that the watermelon was on the ground and it also indicates that it is ripe and sweet which is good for watermelons. The colors of these spots may vary from yellow to orange.
“The bigger – the better” is not a phrase that you want to go after if you are buying a watermelon. You should always try and pick smaller watermelons and not opt for the big ones!
The webbing on the watermelon is going to show you how many bees touched the flower, and it is believed that the more pollination on the flower the better the watermelon is going to taste and look!
5. Boy or Girl?
Believe it or not, watermelon just like us have genders. “The girl” watermelon is round and stout, and “the boy” watermelon is longer than “the girl”. “The girl” watermelons are believed to be sweeter and that is why you should be looking to pick these up.
Sources and References: www.healthandhealthyliving.com