Check if your watermelon is still fresh for eating by inspecting, slicing and smelling the watermelon. Watermelons have a shelf life of seven to 10 days, or two to three weeks in the refrigerator. After the melon has been cut, however, it beings to go bad quickly.Continue Reading
Carefully examine the outside for signs of mold and dark-colored spots, which could be an indication the inside is rotten.
Cut into the watermelon. The inside should be deep pink or red in color. Otherwise, do not eat it.
Bring the watermelon close to your nose and sniff it. If it has a tangy or sour smell, throw it out.
According to Self.com, three high-sugar fruits are watermelon, bananas and oranges. Self.com recommends eating more fruit, but choosing options that are nutrient-packed with a lower sugar content. Also, it's better to choose fresh fruits instead of dried fruit, as dried fruit has more calories.Full Answer >
"Xigua" is the Mandarin Chinese name for a watermelon. The term "xigua" is commonly used for a small, roundish watermelon, similar to the watermelons grown in China. It is found in markets specializing in East Asian foods.Full Answer >
Fruits that are known for their diuretic properties include grapes, watermelon and cranberries; the latter can be consumed in berry, juice or supplement form. Although often erroneously classified as a vegetable, tomatoes are also fruits with diuretic properties. Some foods have phytochemicals that help them to cause fluids to evacuate the body more readily, such as the caffeine found in coffee or cocoa.Full Answer >
Nutrients in watermelon include lycopene and citrulline. Lycopene is a phytonutrient that plays a role in supporting heart health and possibly bone health. Citrulline is an amino acid that the kidneys convert into another amino acid called arginine; amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.Full Answer >