What The Yellow Spot On A Watermelon Tells You
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People do a whole lot of things to coax secrets out of a watermelon. From thumping to scratching, shaking, tapping, and slapping, folks try a lot of things just to find the right melon, but not many people know what the yellow spot can tell you.
Even if you have a predetermined method of choosing the best watermelon, experts say you should use the "Look, Lift, Turn!" approach. The first step is obvious, though sometimes overlooked — pick up that watermelon and eyeball it, searching for signs of damage, such as dents, bruises, and cuts that pierce the rind.
Next, you’ll “lift” it and test its weight, and since a watermelon is 92% water, it should feel very heavy, indicating that it's still fresh and juicy. Finally, you’ll “turn” it to check for the yellow spot — known as the field or ground spot — which is where the melon soaked up the sun and ripened to full glory. If this spot is white, the melon was picked too soon, sacrificing that juicy sweetness you crave.