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Storing watermelons
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Store watermelon to bring out its best

Watermelons don't ripen after picking, but they do continue to develop nutrients. Lycopene and beta-carotene—plant nutrients thought to benefit human health—increase in a whole melon stored at room temperature. One cup already contains more of both than a medium-sized tomato.

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