Watermelon is most often eaten on its own. It is sliced, quartered, cubed, or scooped to form balls. It is added to fruit salad and used to make jam, sorbet, juice, salsa, and sometimes wine. It is difficult to determine whether a watermelon is flavorful without cutting it open and tasting it.
Select watermelons that are firm, free of bruises, and heavy. Ripe melons generally have a nice sheen to their outer skin and a yellow spot on their underside, which remains from where the melon grew on the ground.
When purchasing a precut watermelon, select a watermelon with flesh that is firm, juicy, bright in color and has no visible white streaks. If once you have cut up your watermelon, you find it is not as sweet as you like, sprinkle it with a little salt to enhance its natural sweetness. Also, check out our How to Cut Watermelon
video to see how to cut and remove the seeds from your watermelon.