ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Eat Watermelon

Updated on January 27, 2011
------------------------ Figure 1 ------------------------
------------------------ Figure 1 ------------------------

Getting the Most Satisfaction Out Of the Red Fruit

You wouldn’t think that there needs to be any directions on eating watermelon, but I’ve seen so many people eating it “the wrong way,” I feel I need to get the world straightened out. (Watermelon is low in fat and cholesterol, is a good source for potassium, and Vitamin A & C. There are about 8 grams of Carbs per 2/3 cup.)

The way most people eat watermelon, in my experience, is to slice it in half, then turn it 90 degrees and slice it again and again, ‘til you get wedges. I admit that this is the easiest way, and perhaps the funest way, because then you can hold it in your hands and dirty your face as you chomp up the juicy meat, and as you spit the seeds out at your friends. But the trouble with this way is you’re starting with the heart of the melon, and you finish with the whiter part, which does not taste so great, and you walk away with an anti-climactic feeling.

My way helps you to start with the outsides, then work inward toward
the rich heart as your work to remove the seeds becomes much easier,
and non-existent less than half-way through.

First you cut the melon in half, but you don’t turn it. You cut off a
slice, the thickness thereof depending on your appetite. Now you have a
cross-section of the melon (See Figure 1). Put that slice on your
dinner plate, then inspect it. You’ll notice that the seeds are
situated in six sections of semi-circles.

--------------------- Fig. 2 ------------------------------------------------------------Fig. 3 ---------------------
--------------------- Fig. 2 ------------------------------------------------------------Fig. 3 ---------------------

Cut away the rind and do with it what you normally do with rinds. Next,
with your knife, cut a line that continues from the end of the last
seed of one of the semi-circles, to the outside circumference of the melon. Do
the same for the other end of this half circle. Refer to the yellow cut
lines in Figure 2. Push a fork into the center of that seed circle, and
pry up. You’ll find that the melon will separate where the seeds are
situated. You’ll also find that all the seeds of that particular
semi-circle are now exposed. I recommend that you do not cut where the
seeds are, as some seeds will remain buried in the flesh of the melon.
You can use another fork to scrape the seeds off of the piece you’re
holding, or off the part that’s still on the plate. You don’t have to
dig for the seeds, because they’re all basically on the edges of these
two parts of the melon. This saves on melon juice -- more that you can
put in your mouth.

You can now eat that piece of watermelon, without worrying about
chewing up any seeds. You will create a cavern in the melon, like the
one to the left of the one showing the yellow lines in Figure 2. Each
time you pick off a piece, you can scrape away the seeds on both sides
of the split. This way, when you’re done eating the outside circles,
you don’t have to worry any more about seeds. Figure 3 shows the better
part of your watermelon without any seeds remaining. Now, you can enjoy
the rest of the watermelon while thinking of sunsets and dolphins.

I would start with the arms that are left, leaving the juicy, tasty
heart for that last, so that you can walk away from the experience with
a satisfying closure.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Alexander Mark profile image

      Alexander Silvius 

      7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      This seems a little intense it being so systematic. Yet, I cannot resist trying this because those seeds drive me nuts. This is why I don't eat pomegranates. This was definitely worth reading and I'm going to try this next time.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)