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
23 thoughts on “How to Test Injected Watermelons !”
Thanks for sharing
Long time we miss you on Greenmoksha and congratulations for your first publication. Will have to find some time soon to read it.
Very useful info..Thanks for sharing.
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Hi, thanks for sharing..it is of great help for everybody
Thanks for your interest
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.
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 .
It’s true, I have had fruit that oozed after having for a few day. It doesn’t have to be 2 or 3 days…. it will happen when you purchase because they throw it away in the market if it oozes.
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
We get half cut watermelon from the market as our family is small..any test to detect chemicals in it..
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 .
I know this it’s an old post not sure if some one will see it, but any way to test cantaloupes I usually make water with the cantaloupes after a couple of days it goes bad but yesterday I made water with one, and save the rest in the fridge today when I wanted to drink some I got shocked because instead of getting water I poured a gelatin substance like
Thanks for your interest . It’s an interesting observation . Cantaloupes are not very popular in India but musk melons have been known to be injected with sugar solution to make it sweet and the same test can be used for it also. In fact it is visible within few hours of injection. We would love to share your views on cantaloupe – observation . Pl use guest post option to post your story. We may get some answers from it .
Nice article thanks 👍
How to use vinegar on watermelon
You have to put a cup of vinegar in a big pan if water and soak fruits and vegetable in it to remove surface impurities and germs
And may i know how long yo have to soak the watermelon in the vinegar? I might soak half side and the other side later.
in a bucket or a tub so as to cover all parts. before soaking one can also pour in some warm water over the melon
thanks for precious information. How to differentiate banana as many people use chemicals to rippen it faster and not in its original time? This happen in India oftenly they use chemical in a bucket of water and keep unripe banana and in morning they are yellow skin ready to be sold… how to detect?? Help.
Thanks for your interest .Bananas are easy to check. Artificially ripened bananas are uniformly yellow coloured and have a shiny skin. Studies prove that artificially ripened bananas are soft with developed peel colour but lack in flavour. They may perish faster than it appears when compared to the naturally ripened bananas with spots.
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