Asked by: Nelutu Strukmeierasked in category: General Last Updated: 12th June, 2020
Are you supposed to refrigerate watermelon?
Just so, how long can watermelon sit out at room temperature?
can watermelon sit out? If melon pieces sit out at room temperature for longer than two hours, throw them out. If you have to wonder how long they've been out there, they've been out too long. Cantaloupes, watermelons and other melons are great, nutritious foods – but if they're handled incorrectly, they can make you very sick!
In this way, what is the best way to store watermelon?
A whole watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week or at room temperature for a week or two. Cut watermelon should be wrapped in plastic, refrigerated and used within three to five days.
Can watermelon give you food poisoning?
Fruits grown on the ground such as cantaloupe (rockmelon), watermelon and honeydew melon have a high risk of causing food poisoning due to Listeria bacteria, which can grow on the rind and spread to the flesh ( 35 ). Washing fruit before you eat it can reduce the risks, as can cooking it.