Food & Nutrition

How to Tell If a Melon Is Ripe—And Pick Perfectly Every Time

Next time you’re at the store, here’s how to tell if a melon is ripe. Hint: You’ll need to tap into all your senses! Shutterstock/Roman023_photography Nothing says “summer” like a sweet and juicy melon! (Especially an extra-refreshing watermelon.) That’s why getting home and finding you’ve purchased a lackluster cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon is so disappointing. […]

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Pre-Cut Melon Sold In 16 States Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak

A voluntary recall of certain pre-cut melon has been ordered after 93 people became infected with salmonella in nine states, health officials said. Indianapolis-based Caito Foods LLC on Friday advised the public to throw away any of its products that contain watermelon, honeydew melon and cantaloupe. The company’s recall notice follows health officials connecting the […]


Ate Some Melon Recently? Here Are the Salmonella Symptoms to Watch Out For

In a decidedly unseasonal start to summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning consumers about an outbreak of salmonella (that may cause symptoms like diarrhea and fever) associated with pre-cut melon. The affected fruit—including pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, and fruit salad mixes containing those products—was produced at a facility in Indianapolis […]