How to choose the right melon

Protected by its hard and thick skin, the melon hides its game well. To know if the flesh that the melon rind contains is juicy and tasty, two verification criteria are essential: “the weight and the peduncle”.

“Weigh the melon”

“The heavier the melon, the more sugar water it contains”

The taste of melon is essential for Yoni Cohen. We know that what will make all the difference from one melon to another will be the sweetness that we seek and love so much. So, on the market stalls, take the melons in your hands and be careful that they are very heavy. Indeed, “a melon with a greater weight than another is logically more humid and therefore tasty. »

If the melon is very heavy but not necessarily visually “beautiful”, don’t worry. As our expert says, “I think the pleasure of eating well is having products that taste good. I prefer a product that has flavor, even if it is not particularly beautiful, rather than a very beautiful product that does not have that much flavor. At least, this is my vision of eating well. »

The smell of melon: sign of maturity

Once the weight is checked, bring your nose close to the melon. If it is ripe, then it should give off a pleasant, fruity and sweet smell.

Check the melon stem

By peduncle, we mean the stem of the melon, at which you will definitely know if it is ready to be consumed.

“To be sure that the maturity is not excessive but sufficiently advanced for the product to be ready for consumption, do not hesitate to touch. »

As a reminder, when it comes to fruit, “everything starts at the tip”. Whether it's ripeness or spoilage, check the tip, tail or stalk of each fruit you choose. If you feel that it is too soft, then the melon may be soft inside. If, on the other hand, it is firm, while detaching easily, then the melon is ripe!

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