How to save a watermelon?
Summer gives us the sun, warmth and a minimum of clothes forbody. But this wonderful time is still very generous for berries and fruits, which in the cold season, alas, do not grow in the garden. From berries you can cook for the winter compote or cook aromatic jam, apples to deep colds are perfectly preserved in the cellar, but how to save the watermelon, so that on New Year's holidays he will please us with his juiciness and sweet unique taste?
Ways of storing watermelon
With competent storage, watermelon can be stored for up to 3-4 months and all its useful properties do not escape.
How to save watermelon without leaving home? Watermelon can be stored in a pantry, in a warehouse or in a dark corner of the apartment. In this situation, you must follow these rules:
- You can take watermelon from the floor only with gloves, so that it does not come into contact with anything soft and warm.
- It is best to store watermelon on a litter of straw.
- If there are a lot of watermelons, they should not be close to each other.
- The temperature of the air during storage should be from +1 to -3 degrees.
- Regularly watermelons should be turned from side to side and carefully inspect their condition.
Watermelon - a storehouse of vitamins
By the way, watermelons not only have a refreshingtaste, but also famous for their useful properties. They contain a huge amount of folic acid, iron and carotene. Save the watermelon until the New Year will help the sand. Yes, yes, it is in it that many melons and vegetables are perfectly preserved. Watermelons are laid in a box, they are filled up with sand and stored in a dry and cool place.
Do not be surprised, but from watermelon it turns out verydelicious candied fruits and jam! To do this, you must always release the watermelon from the bones, cut off the crust from it and cut the flesh into small pieces. Then the watermelon is filled with sugar, it is insisted for 3 hours and cooked on slow fire until the state of a viscous jam.
If there is no possibility to store watermelons inany single room, you can easily hang them! What is required for this? We need to wrap every single watermelon in a newspaper, and then put it in an opaque bag of rags.
Well, and one of the most common ways,how to keep a watermelon in the winter is his salting. In the brine, watermelons acquire a piquant salty-sweet taste and are perfect as an excellent snack on the New Year's table.