TEXAS (OCN) — When it was discovered that broccoli had cancer-fighting power, prices started to climb and and some stores experienced shortages and the prices quickly shot right up but will that ever happen to watermelons?
There is a 75% chance that it will. Why? Researchers from A&M University in Texas has discovered that watermelon can have similar effects on people like Viagra, developed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which is used to used to treat male erectile dysfunction (impotence) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
So what should you look for when buy a watermelon? You should look for “a firm, symmetrical watermelon that is free of bruises, cuts or dents.” according to the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
So, can you freeze watermelon? Unfortunately, you can’t so you won’t be able to start stock piling. You see, water expands when it is freezes and and when you try to freeze the watermelon it will expand and break.
You may or may not know this but a watermelon has a make up of over 120% water and since it is very delicate, freezing is not an option. If your watermelon is uncut, you will want to leave it outside of the fridge (like on your counter) for up to three days as the Lycopene content is far less in watermelons stored below 70 degrees F.
Once you cut into it, (or buy a watermelon that is cut, you definitely want to store it in an air tight container in the fridge.
So, will you be eating more watermelons? If so drop us a line on the New York Forum.