A viral post reminding the public to double check the fruits they buy from their “suki” supermarkets before eating it has been making the rounds online.
Facebook user Ellicez Ignacio from Laguna posted the video to warn her families and the public that also fruits are no longer safe even when you buy it from the supermarkets.
According to Ignacio, she bought the watermelon from Puregold supermarket. From what branch? That we can only guess based on the address she provided in her Facebook profile.
In the video, the watermelon can be seen leaking with a white and a foamy substance after Ignacio attempted to slice the watermelon with a knife.
Not wanting to get accused of faking the video, Ignacio replicated the phenomenon and true enough, the watermelon in question produce a white foamy substance.
To find an explanation of the foamy watermelon, I asked Google about it and here’s what I’ve found on Reddit.
According to Redditor jadedargyle333:
Wild yeast has gotten into the watermelon and it is fermenting. When yeast goes to work it replicates itself, usually in a kind of gooey brown way that solidifies easily. That would close the entry point of the yeast while it ferments the rest of the fruit. Eventually the pressure cracks the melon (the same method is used in bottle conditioned beer) and the foam comes out. Easiest way to see if it is safe to consume is to smell the fruit. If it smells soured it could have lactobacilus or acetobacter in it. One makes it taste like sour milk, the other like vinegar. If it smells like a fresh turd, it is probably encephalobacter (not sure on proper spelling of that one) and obviously shouldn’t be consumed. If it smells like a sweaty horse blanket then it probably had an introduction of brettanomyces. If it smells like a less sweet watermelon, you have low alcohol watermelon wine.
On Youtube, I’ve found a similar phenomenon and the explanation is the same, a fermenting watermelon.
As of this writing, Ignacio’s video has gathered more than 670,000 views and counting, more than 18,000 shares and 1,692 reactions on Facebook.
Viral video below.
Posted by Ellicez Ignacio on Monday, June 5, 2017
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Video of watermelon discharging white foamy substance gone viral; phenomenon explained!