Watermelon is among the most thirst-quenching fruit varieties. In summer, a fresh slice is enough to relieve yourself from the heat and hydrate. In fact, watermelon is made up of 95% water, while melon contains 90%. But watermelon is also a very bulky fruit. To buy a whole watermelon, you must have a very large refrigerator.
This is why most of the time you prefer to buy half. Of course, there are the pros and cons of buying a piece of watermelon. Buying the whole fruit allows you to understand, using some tricks, if it is ripe and to keep it longer even out of the refrigerator. At the same time, it is true that once opened, the watermelon must be divided and kept cool.
A common problem is keeping watermelon cut in the best way. In fact, the refrigerator does not guarantee that it will not go bad after a few days. In this article we find out how to preserve watermelon for a long time even once opened with a foolproof method.
How to preserve watermelon for a long time even once opened with a foolproof method
Whole watermelons keep for a long time, even if you need the right conditions. At home we must choose a dry, slightly humid and cool place. This prevents the peel from rotting. When you decide to open the fruit, the first thing to do is wash the outside. This eliminates any bacteria deposited on the peel, preventing them from coming into contact with the pulp.
After cutting it in half or quarters, we cut it into slices and put them in the freezer for a few minutes to enjoy them cold. The remaining watermelon can be left whole for 3-4 days covered with cling film. But if you want to keep it for a week or more, then the trick is to cut it into cubes and put it in closed plastic bags and then in the refrigerator. The pulp will remain intact for many days. For longer storage, it is preferable to freeze the pulp. The composition of water and sugar allows you to defrost the watermelon and ensure that after a few minutes it returns as if it had just been cut. This method is perfect for fruit salads, juices, extracts and desserts. Absolutely to try the fresh and very sweet Palermo-style mellone gelo with jasmine flowers or chocolate flakes.
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