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Honey Dew Tips

By SkinnyandMini | May 11, 2009

How To Choose A Honey Dew
• Selection:
Good-quality Honeydew melons will turn a creamy yellow color and the skin will have a slightly waxy feel when ripe. They will be firm with a small amount of softness at the stem and will be fairly large. Those weighing about 5 pounds have the best flavor. Sometimes, the seeds of an especially juicy melon will rattle if the melon is shaken.

• Avoid:
Avoid product that is too firm, too soft, has dark blemishes on the skin or is green-colored.

• Storage
Keep uncut melons at room temperature for two to four days or until fully ripe, then refrigerate for up to 5 days. Refrigerate cut up melon in a covered container up to 3 days. Remember that cut melons are aromatic and their smell will penetrate other foods.

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