Watermelon is a better buy in August
Before the official start of watermelon season less than a month, but the markets have actively traded the striped berries.
Experts claim that eating them is not worth it because the vast majority of the fruit are crammed with nitrates and all sorts of “chemistry”.
Safe watermelon compression needs barely audible crackle / pxhere
Nitrates have no taste or taste. So the time to feel the danger and to stop using a dangerous product, it is impossible. However, there are certain indicators that indicate that watermelon is safe for consumption:
That this berry can be eaten must specify a yellow spot on one of its sides – it indicates that the fruit has long faced this place to the ground, while growing up, and therefore no growth accelerators it is NOT “stuffed”.
When you compress a watermelon it should make a quiet, barely audible crackle, and the stripes on it should be well expressed.
Before buying it is desirable to slightly scratch the fruit with a fingernail – if the berry are grown in natural conditions, the skin will be easy to get and not “push” down.
How to check a watermelon at home?
A whole watermelon without nitrates should be kept on the surface of the water / pxhere
Put the watermelon into the water (a) – safe the fruit needs to stay on the water, and at high amount of nitrates it will sink to the bottom.
If the watermelon is cut already on the market – then cut it in slices and look at the cut. In safe to eat watermelon, they may not be equal to the same will be visible specks in the pulp, but cut nitrate berries will be perfectly smooth.
You can also inspect the flesh of the watermelon, cut in half, the presence of white or yellow streaks – a sign that the berries were grown with the use of dangerous drugs.
Another option is to cut a little flesh and put in a glass of clean water. If she was pink – watermelon to eat is dangerous.
Be careful and eat only healthy watermelons!