You Shouldn’t Keep Watermelons In Refrigerator And Here’s Why

by Ishita Agarwal
You Shouldn’t Keep Watermelons In Refrigerator And Here’s Why

Watermelons are the summer’s blessings to beat this scorching heat. On a hot day, a large, chilled slice of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is the best gift you can offer yourself since it is full of vitamins and minerals that help flush out toxins and stay hydrated. The specific elements in watermelon, including vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds, are responsible for the fruit’s health-promoting properties. Every meal contains significant quantities of vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. However, did you know that keeping it in the refrigerator might degrade the nutritional value of the fruit?

Why You Should Not Keep Watermelons in Refrigerator

We know that keeping watermelons in refrigerators is a fairly prevalent practice worldwide. We also can’t argue with the fact that cool watermelons on hot summer days are out of this world delicious. However, doing so may result in a reduction in its nutritional value. According to research undertaken by the USDA, this is the case. According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, watermelons maintained at ambient temperature have more nutrients than those stored in the refrigerator or those that are newly plucked.


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They explain that watermelon continues to generate nutrients in small quantities as soon we pluck them. Refrigerating the fruit either slows down or completely stops the fermentation process. In fact, at chill temperatures, they might begin to decompose within a week (whereas the normal shelf life of a watermelon is 14 to 21 days). Because of the qualities mentioned above, we recommend that you store your watermelons at room temperature to get the most advantages from them.

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