How to choose good melons and watermelons

To avoid unpleasant consequences buy melons and watermelons stands only in places specially designated for trade, which are approved by local governments. In order to protect yourself and loved ones from poisoning, it is enough to fulfill several conditions when buying. The publication writes about thisVesti Podmoskovye”with reference to the press service of the Rospotrebnadzor for the Moscow region.

Melons should not be purchased in unidentified places of trade, such as spontaneous stalls near highways. As a rule, in this case, the sellers do not have the required documentation for the product confirming its safety and origin, and the rules for storing products are violated – melons and watermelons are piled on the ground or in the back.

Watermelons in the back absorb heavy metals from car exhaust, and the dirt on the side of the road also contains most of the chemical table. These products may be hazardous to health.

In authorized places of trade, attention should be paid to the conditions for the sale of berries. The retail facility must have a sign with full information about the seller and the point’s work schedule.

Also, the seller must have all the documents confirming the origin, quality and safety of the product.

The sale of gourd parts is not allowed: melons and watermelons should not have cuts and cracks or other damage to the shell, since there is a possibility of bacterial contamination during cutting and subsequent storage, the department noted.

You can determine the maturity of a watermelon by its appearance. It will certainly be covered with a hard, shiny crust, its tendril and stalk are dry, and if you squeeze a ripe watermelon with your hands a little, you can hear a crunch.

A yellow or white spot on the side of the berry is also a good sign, but it should not be too large, as this means that the watermelon lacked sunlight and will be unsweetened, the experts concluded.

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