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People Are Mind Blown After Woman Washes Watermelon

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People Are Mind Blown After Woman Washes Watermelon

We've honestly learned so much through TikTok in this last year or so - from tanning hacks to twerking, the video app has got pretty much all bases covered.

And we've still got so much more to learn, with one of our most recent TikTok discoveries being that you should actually be washing your watermelon before you eat it.

You can watch the video below.

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In a video posted by TikTokker @rootedinspice, the footage shows a recipe to make tarbooz ki sabji - an Indian dish made up of watermelon rinds.

The simple yet very tasty dish involves boiling your watermelon rinds for twenty minutes, alongside a selection of spices.

You then add your rinds back in and finish up by adding a healthy sprinkling of dried mango powder and salt.

The Tiktokker thoroughly washed her watermelon (Credit: TikTok - rootedinspice)
The Tiktokker thoroughly washed her watermelon (Credit: TikTok - rootedinspice)
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But while many thought the sabji looked great, others were baffled by the video, which showed the watermelon being washed before it was cut up.

The footage, which now has over 35 million views, has left many staggered.

"Wait...you've got to wash your watermelon?" one person asked, baffled.

"Did you just wash a fricking watermelon?" another queried.

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There's actually a perfectly sensible reason behind why you should wash a watermelon (Credit: TikTok - RootedInSpice)
There's actually a perfectly sensible reason behind why you should wash a watermelon (Credit: TikTok - RootedInSpice)

"Why would I wash the outside of the watermelon if I'm eating the inside?" a third said.

We were surprised too - and after some quick research found out why exactly it's important to wash your watermelon.

The United States Department of Agriculture recommends that watermelon should be allowed to bathe under cool, running water briefly. You can even choose to quickly run it over with a clean washcloth or sponge.

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The main reason for this is to remove any unseen dirt, materials or pesticides that are lingering on the outside of the fruit, which could linger and end up on the inside when you cut into it.

Basically, think about how many people could have touched that watermelon before you chow down on it. We are in a pandemic, after all.

The watermelon rind was used to make a delicious snack (Credit: TikTok - rootedinspice)
The watermelon rind was used to make a delicious snack (Credit: TikTok - rootedinspice)

TikTokker @rootedinspice explained why she chose to wash her produce.

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"I was my produce that isn't organic in a fruit and veggie wash, especially if I'm eating the skin," she said to one stunned viewer.

Other people on TikTok were less polite.

"It literally comes out the dirt, why aren't you washing it?" another person responded.

Every day is a school day!

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Tasty Food, Food & Drink, Tasty, TikTok

Kimberley Bond
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