How to choose, prepare, and store Watermelons.
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Buying Watermelons

Look for:
watermelons that are symmetrical in shape and heavy for their size. Watermelons should also have dried stems and yellowish undersides.

watermelons that have bruises, cuts, dents and are light for their size.

Seasonality: All year; peak season summer

Storing Watermelons

Store whole watermelons at room temperature. Refrigerate cut watermelon in an airtight container and use within 4 days.

Preparing Watermelons

Wash, rinse, and dry watermelon before cutting watermelon. To remove rind from the entire melon, cut off both ends just until you reach the pink flesh. Using a sharp knife, slice from the top to the bottom just where the flesh meets the skin. Cut as desired.

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