Half a melon,half a pineapple,where is the other half?

@amadeo (64023)
United States
February 11, 2018 7:57am CST
Good morning.With all our fruit coming from many nation. How safe is it?I was wondering when you go shopping at the market. Why do you see half a melon,sliced watermelon,half pineapple etc. What happen to the other half.My theory is that some of the fruit get damage and they try to save most.That is why you see halves there. I may be wrong on this.But cutting them in half.The fruit is not fresh. What is your take on this? photo on line. Have a good morning.
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@MALUSE (39229)
• Germany
11 Feb
Single households may prefer halves because the whole fruit would be too much for one person and they don't want to throw the other half away.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@MALUSE maybe but there is a way to preserved them.
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• United States
11 Feb
@MALUSE That sounds right. Makes sense to me. Although I can put away a whole cantalope in two nights LOL!!
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@MALUSE (39229)
• Germany
11 Feb
@Butchcass4 No belly ache afterwards?
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@DianneN (76155)
• United States
11 Feb
I only buy whole fruits, but do know that lots of fruit is left to decay if not perfect looking. What a waste!
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@Dianne same here the whole.Yes a lot of food is wasted.
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@DianneN (76155)
• United States
11 Feb
@amadeo And think of all the people who would benefit by fresh fruit!
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
12 Feb
@DianneN yes your right there Dianne.walking four miles.Your a trooper.
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@JudyEv (121371)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Feb
I think they just cut them in half because a whole one can be too much for one household. I never have any trouble choosing a half. You can see the colour etc too.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@JudyEv yes but still want to know what happen to the other half.
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@JudyEv (121371)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Feb
@amadeo Both halves will be on the shelf. You can probably match them up yourself if you want to.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
12 Feb
@JudyEv thanks but no thanks.Just buy the whole
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@sharon6345 (121847)
• United States
11 Feb
I am sorry to say but your off to a wonderful start. If you look on youtube and watch the videos you won;t buy them again. Not only that check the bakery videos for the sliced cake and the meat dept for the soon to be expired meat.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@sharon6345 oh!yes.Not sure if I want to see the video.But I understand this.
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@sharon6345 (121847)
• United States
11 Feb
@amadeo Trust me you don't at all. I have not bought meat out the supermarket in months. I am not saying all are bad but I am pretty sure it's the case with mine. I am now using a butcher and it's much better. thank you.
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@Butchcass4 (6015)
• United States
11 Feb
I never thought about what you said but it could be true. I always thought; "Well its hard to cut them in half. So I thought it was done out of convenience! I never buy them cut in half. But I'm not always sure how to tell if they are ripe. I heard different theories like they are ripe if you can smell the fruit. Or they are ripe if the one end is soft. Like how do you tell if a cantelope is ripe or pineapple?
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@Butchcass4 never had any problem with it.did you know many resturant serve this are not ripe.
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@GardenGerty (98195)
• United States
12 Feb
@Butchcass4 one tell tale sign of ripeness is that the fruit smells sweet and fresh when you are selecting it. Pineapple, and cantaloupe will have a bit of golden or orange color showing under the skin. Make sure the stem end of the cantaloupe does not have mold.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
12 Feb
@GardenGerty I never by the half.Just the whole.No matter how cheap it it.But you make out better with the whole one in the long rrun
@mydanods (6761)
• Nigeria
11 Feb
The sellers in our area cut it as proof that is is mature, ripe and sweet.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@mydanods but they sell the whole one there.
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@mydanods (6761)
• Nigeria
11 Feb
@amadeo Yes, they do. The cut one is like proof of concept.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
13 Feb
@mydanods I see.Nice to meet you.
• Philippines
11 Feb
I agree.I always prefer to buy the whole fruit.Displayed sliced fruits may not be fresh and the parts that has been cut may be rotten.It's okay to buy half the fruit if you see it getting half in front of you.It goes the same when buying sliced fish.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@kareemadivina I never bought sliced fish.
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• Philippines
11 Feb
@amadeo I bought sliced fish in the past but to know that it's fresh I'm always looking for the eyes if it's crystallized,red, or sunken.Now ,I never brought sliced fish again because some people are tricking you into thinking that they are selling it fresh.Some are using red dyes and injecting chemicals to look it fresh.
@Prdhan (602)
11 Feb
People can not buy a water lemon because of unstoppable growth of prices.For which shopkeeper divided her product and try to sell.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@Prdhan not here.The price of fruit is not all that expensive.
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@andriaperry (48752)
• United States
11 Feb
You are right! that fruit had a rotten spot on it so instead of losing money, they cut it off and sell half, or make fruit bowls with it. I have friends and family that work the produce.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@andriaperry this is understandable.thank you.
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@Icydoll (14862)
• India
11 Feb
I agree .buying half fruits is not good .I prefer to buy whole fruits it's fresh.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@Icydoll same here.And you still save.
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• Philippines
11 Feb
They cut it in half so they can lower the price. Many people are trying to save money, and groceries are earning more if they can sell bit of a whole items than selling it in one whole piece,,, it is a bit expensive specially to those who is budgeting their money for different bills at home. God bless.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@luisadannointed That may be true.But the whole thing is much better.You save money by buying the whole this.
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@NJChicaa (38424)
• United States
11 Feb
I buy half a papaya sometimes for my parrot. A whole one would be too much.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@NJChicaa what happen to the other half(kidding)
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@Kandae11 (35967)
11 Feb
When I buy watermelon from a vendor, I prefer when I see the halves rather than the whole. When It is already cut I can tell from the color whether it will taste sweet or bland.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@Kandae11 I see but no me.Do not trust them.
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• United States
11 Feb
I think you're on to something. I never really paid attention much attention to all that cut up fruit and thought it was more for convenience. Now I'm second guessing it
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@Marilynda1225 yes.Beside not that much difference in prices.
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@Corbin5 (103217)
• United States
11 Feb
I just think that cutting fruit in half is for those who do not need all the fruit a whole piece has.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@Corbin5 maybe.Still like to know where is the other half.
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@Juliaacv (29646)
• Canada
11 Feb
I've never given it any thought other then they are trying to sell smaller portions for those of us who don't need an entire watermelon or whatever the fruit is.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@Muliaacv the markets always have a gimmick.
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@just4him (113413)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Feb
I just figured the store did it so people could buy only half instead of the whole thing. I always buy the whole thing.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@just4him So do we.These mostly on sale and very cheap
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@LeaPea2417 (19858)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Feb
I always buy it whole.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@LeaPea2417 same here.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
11 Feb
There have been times that I'd buy a cut melon - simply because I don't always find the ripest whole melons - and I don't need that much melon . . . but you can see what looks freshly cut or one that's been sitting there. Otherwise, I do buy fresh whole fruits. Yes, once it's cut, it's the beginning of the end.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@much2say or something.
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@LadyDuck (152412)
• Switzerland
11 Feb
We do not see half fruits for sale here. You can have cubed fruits if you do not want to buy a whole and cut yourself, but those are expensive.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
11 Feb
@LadyDuck I see thank you
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