Not only children, but also adults like to enjoy the sweet, ripe and juicy melon. In addition to its beautiful taste, melon is also very useful for the body. But in order to fully feel its excellent taste and get benefits from melon, it must be correctly chosen, otherwise you risk not only to taste an unauthorized melon, but also to get food poisoning. It seems that there is nothing complicated in choosing a melon, but, nevertheless, it is better to refresh your knowledge about the rules for choosing melon and once again tell about the basic rules for choosing this tasty fruit.
If you want to choose a ripe and not dangerous melon for your health, then go for it to a large supermarket or to the official market. Do not chase at a low price and purchase this delicious fruit at spontaneously arising places of trade in roads. After all, as you know, melons very easily absorb the salts of heavy metals and other substances toxic for the human body, from which it follows that the use of such a melon is unlikely to favorably affect your health. Do not purchase a melon lying on the ground – according to the rules of trade, melons must be on a special pallet during sale.
Having decided on the purchase, be sure to ask the seller to present you a certificate about the results of laboratory control of its products and the trade permission, which is issued to sellers by the sanitary and epidemiological station. If the seller has nothing to hide, then he will definitely show you all these documents, but if his conscience is not clean, then instead of documents you will probably hear a colorful story from him about what magnificent melons he trades. It is possible that this is true, but, as experts advise, you should not make a purchase from such a seller, so as not to risk your health.
Carefully inspect the fetus you selected – its peel should be whole. Also on a safe melon, there should not be dents, cracks and spots. According to experts, pathogenic bacteria tend to spread very quickly on the surface of fruits that have damage, after which they penetrate their pulp. It’s good if you are lucky, and after the treat of such a melon you will get only food poisoning, and not a difficult salmonellosis or deadly botulism.
In no case do not buy cut melons, even if they are wrapped in food film – a large amount of sugar melon is an excellent environment for the propagation of various bacteria. Also, you should not ask the seller to cut the fetus you like, because the degree of cleanness of the seller’s hands and his knife is unknown to you.
To choose a ripe fruit, it is recommended to smell the melon. A ripe melon has a pleasant sweet aroma in which you can catch notes of vanilla, honey and pears. If the melon you have chosen smells of greenery or does not smell at all, do not buy it – most likely, it is immature.
The next way of choosing a ripe and tasty melon tells us that you need to slap your hand along the melon. In a ripe melon, the sound from a slap will be deaf, but not ripe – sonorous. You can also scrape the skin of the melon a little – if the melon is ripe, then soon you will see its green skin.
To purchase and taste the melon of really good quality, you do not need to rush with the purchase. Wait for the second half of August or the beginning of September, and feel free to go for a purchase-it is during this period that truly good and tasty melons ripen. In addition, these fruits with a late ripening period are more useful for the body, because they are grown and ripen almost without fertilizers and chemicals.