Sweet watermelon is a great treat. There’s nothing like a cold, juicy slice of watermelon on a hot, summer day. Just thinking of it can conjure memories of friends, family, and fun. Before most summer picnics you head to the store and watermelon is at the top of your list. You buy it, take it home, and cut it open. Inside it looks fresh has a nice red color, and some good juices. You take a slice and bite into it only to find that it’s as bland as water. What can you do to sweeten it up?
Unfortunately, there’s no exact way of telling from the outside whether the watermelon you picked is going to be as sweet as you want. It would be unfortunate to be in the midst of an outdoor party only to find that your watermelon isn’t as sweet and delicious as you had hoped.
There are some telltale signs that might give you an indication of how ripe the fruit is, but it is still not a guarantee. These tips will hopefully help you pick the right fruit and enjoy it the way you’d like.
The good thing is if you find that your watermelon just doesn’t cut it when it comes to sweetness, you can always use it in other ways. You can add it as a fruit salad ingredient. If the watermelon is fresh, it can hold its shape and give a nice crunch to the salad. You can also blend the fruit to make a smoothie or even a cocktail base. Since these will have other ingredients in it, you can supplement the sweetness with some flavored syrup such as grenadine or mix in other sweet fruits such strawberries. Even though you won’t be eating it the way you might have intended, at least you’ll still get to enjoy some nice, cold, and fresh watermelon.