I use a constant to judge watermelon ripeness

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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The topic of judging the ripeness of watermelons came up at our offi ce following last week’s Susan Says column in which she stressed the importance of staying hydrated during the hot summer months and mentioned watermelons as a good source of fl uid. She wrote: “Watermelon is in season in August and September and provides a good way to get your fl uid. Juicy, sweet and superhydrating, the watermelon is loaded with vitamins A and C and the antioxidant lycopene, and it’s 92 percent water! Pick one that’s heavy for its size and has a creamy yellow spot on the underside, a sign that it ripened in the fi eld. Eat it plain or try melon cubes tossed with cheese cubes and mint for a delicious snack.” But, just how do you tell if a watermelon is ripe? People seem to have a variety of methods — some based on appearance and feel and others based on how the melon sounds when thumped. Even in an office of four, we apparently have some differences of opinion. According to the Internet site, whataboutwatermelon.com — and w


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Opinion, Pages 4 on 09/04/2013

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