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Best ways to store and use Watermelon

What is the best storage for watermelon? Can you freeze watermelon? How long does watermelon last in the fridge? We have answers to all of these food-saving questions and storage tips:

Best Storage

The countertop is the best place to store whole watermelon.

Once it is ripe or cut, watermelon should be stored in the fridge.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


Slice watermelon in wedges or bite-size chunks and freeze it in a sealed airtight container. Once defrosted, watermelon must be stored in the fridge and consumed within 24 hours.

Fresher For Longer

A ripened watermelon should be kept in the fridge, as heat causes the juicy flesh to dry out and become fibrous. Refrigeration also adds to watermelon’s refreshing nature.

Use It Up

Get creative with your watermelon skin and use it as a bowl for fruit salads! This adds to the flavour and saves washing up.
You can also try wrapping watermelon chunks in pancetta or bacon and then grilling them.

Did You Know?

Ways to select a watermelon:

Colour: A strong, consistent stripe pattern. Look for deep, dark green stripes, contrasting with creamy, light yellow stripes.
Stem: The stem should be dry and yellow-brown rather than green.
Weight: Pick the heaviest watermelon for its size. It’s a good indication of the amount of water content inside!
Sound: Knock on the watermelon. It should have a deep and hollow sound.
Rounder: Rounder watermelons tend to be sweeter than oval ones.

Purchase watermelons in season to guarantee quality!