How to Test Injected Watermelons !

Have personally followed this test for  Injected Watermelons and it has never failed except whenever I am not patient. This test stands for all fruits which can be injected with colors or sweeteners like apples, oranges, other melons and even tomatoes.

The first step in this test is to properly wash and scrub the fruit with Potassium Permanganate or vinegar  or other such solutions to remove  hydrophobic layer on the peel to cover the injection mark.

Second step is to leave the watermelon for couple of days outside in kitchen. I never eat  a watermelon right after I have purchased it.  If its been injected It will ferment and start oozing in  2-3 days with white smelly foam(photo). Oranges ferment even faster. For 99% of oozing cases you will observe that inside is extremely red.

Watermelon stays good inside even after several days to a month. Once I had a watermelon for two months and it was still good inside. Just be patient and wait for 2-4 days to cut open a watermelon. You will avoid lots of  dangerous chemicals. So go ahead and enjoy this super cool fruit this summer. Just buy few days before you want to  consume.

Coming up…..How to test Injected Apple and Orange

Photo Credit

Injected Watermelons

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12 thoughts on “How to Test Injected Watermelons !

    • 15 February, 2016 at 5:04 pm
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      Thanks Rakhi
      Long time we miss you on Greenmoksha and congratulations for your first publication. Will have to find some time soon to read it.

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  • 26 March, 2016 at 2:31 pm
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    Very useful info..Thanks for sharing.

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    • 26 March, 2016 at 2:33 pm
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      Thanks Archana for your time and interest. We welcome views and useful tips from our readers . Do share

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  • 26 March, 2016 at 11:05 pm
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    Hi, thanks for sharing..it is of great help for everybody

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    • 26 March, 2016 at 11:07 pm
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      Thanks for your interest

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  • 20 February, 2017 at 8:25 am
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    Why wouldn’t it foam in the store, and only after you have it home 2-3 days? This doesn’t sound logical to me, since it will have been in the store for awhile already; they don’t inject them the day the consumer purchases….. Please explain.

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    • 20 February, 2017 at 8:29 am
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      They do inject daily as shown in many news articles in paper but they also put in a layer of was which when removed will expose the hole and then the rotting starts . They do this on apples too. You can find many such references on the web where after injecting they coat apples with wax .

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    • 2 April, 2017 at 12:27 pm
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      Thanks and today I again got a verification of this method when a so called organic watermelon which started oozing out from a small point after two days

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  • 17 April, 2017 at 5:14 pm
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    We get half cut watermelon from the market as our family is small..any test to detect chemicals in it..

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    • 17 April, 2017 at 5:17 pm
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      As for color u can put a small piece in a glass of water to see if it gives out dark red color. It will be difficult to test for any preservatives or sugar other than color , at home in a cut watermelon . Try to get a small one but intact .

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