Are you aware of the precautions to be taken while savouring watermelons in India?Often while travelling, we see watermelon sellers on the roadsides of the highways generally just before entering any big city. The displayed rosy red watermelon slices in such shops beckon thirsty onlookers. However, a word of caution here. Some sellers inject a red dye to enhance its appearance. Often the dye 'Sudan Red' is used which is banned by several countries being toxic and a category 3 carcinogenic.
Identification of such watermelons is difficult but the general tip is to not fall for bright red watermelons. Also, in case of doubt, the vendor should be ask to cut the fruit in such a manner so as to facilitate its examination.
Are you aware of the precautions to be taken while savouring watermelons in India?