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Choosing a ripe melon

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How do I choose a ripe melon?

Choosing a ripe melon

Use this smart cooking tip! To choose a ripe watermelon, hold it up to your ear and knock on it. Select the melon with the most hollow sounding knock. For cantaloupe, choose one with small, tight, netting on the skin. It should smell sweet, and the seeds should not make a rattling sound.

   

Comments

12/22/2008 11:27:22 AM
anne said:

my grandmother taught me to pick a melon that sounds hollow, but also to make sure it's heavy "for its size." good eeevery time




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