Have you ever been in the produce section of your grocery store looking for the perfect cantaloupe? I certainly have and for years, I played the guessing game about which one was ripe. I knocked on cantaloupes, sniffed, and inspected with the most discerning eye, but still no luck. Mimicking the actions of what appeared to be knowledged cantaloupe enthusiasts really got me no where.
One day, I got frustrated and finally asked the produce manager of my local supermarket how to pick the perfect cantaloupe. He was more than happy to share his cantaloupe wisdom with me. His tips were simple and when I went home, I immediately sliced the most perfect cantaloupe I had ever bought.
Today I share with you the tips of the produce manager of my local supermarket. Since that day, he has become somewhat of a "go to" guy for me. He has helped me choose fruits and veggies that I have never bought like star fruit and ugli fruit. Here's how to choose the perfect cantaloupe.