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Watermelons stored at room temperature deliver more nutrients than refrigerated or freshly picked melons

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That's interesting, but a shame. I like my melons icy cold.

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I've only heard that it's better to buy whole than sliced at the supermarket or wherever b/c once it's cut it's losing nutrients or some variant of that.

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But it doesn't say you can't eat it ice cold, just that if it is stored at cooler temperatures reduced the production of the healthy anti-oxidents.

So store the watermelon at room temperater so it can produce the extra goodness after it is picked for a few days, then dump it in the ice a little while before you eat it.

The best of both worlds.

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Snopester meet at my house! My watermelon patch is going gangbusters.I'll pick 'em a couple days beforehand and store them... THEN inject them with the vodka. That way you get ALL the good stuff! [Big Grin]

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I thought it was pretty common for watermelon to be stored at room temperature? I know all the stores that I've seen watermelon for sale at have them out at room temperature, or sometimes sitting outside.
I store watermelon at room temp when I get it home as well, and just stick it in the fridge to chill on the day I'm planning to eat it...

Do most people keep watermelons refrigerated as soon as they get them home?

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I usually put my watermelon in the fridge right away, but then watermelon doesn't last too long at my house. [Smile]

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Can't believe they spent money on this study.
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What are they gonna say next, that the extra salt I sometimes put on my melons isn't good for me? [Roll Eyes]

Long story short I'm not buying my produce @ Sam's club anymore although I love the store.

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quote:
Originally posted by medtchva:
Can't believe they spent money on this study.

Why? I can think of worse ways to spend money.

Do you think the nutritional value of food is unimportant, or just that it's common knowledge anyway generally not to store fruit at too low temperatures (with exceptions of course when highly perishable).

Tomatoes should never be stored too cold as well. When temperature drops below a certain degree (I forgot which) even for a short period, all secondary ripening processes stop permanently.

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