When selecting a cantaloupe, you should always pick up the cantaloupe and give it a quick shake. If you hear sloshing or the sound of liquid inside when you shake the cantaloupe, do not buy it. It is likely to be overripe and have a very strong odor.
A ripe cantaloupe will have a uniform color throughout. You should always avoid buying a cantaloupe that has any soft spots or bruises on it. A ripe cantaloupe may have some yellowing in parts of it, but this is just a natural part of ripening.
You should also avoid buying any cantaloupes that are too large, as they may have been left on the vine too long and will be overripe.
If you plan to freeze a cantaloupe, wait until it has fully ripened before doing so. If you freeze a partially ripe cantaloupe, it is likely to develop an unpleasant flavor upon thawing.
As far as proper storage goes, you should keep your cantaloupes in a cool place with good air circulation. You should always store them at room temperature until they are fully ripe. After that point, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Cantaloupe is high in Vitamin A and also contains some potassium and Vitamin C, and it is thought to contain cancer-fighting properties.
So this is how to pick Cantaloupe.
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