Watermelons will definitely make your mouth water for their juicy, sweet taste. Watermelons are 92% water and early explorers actually used them as canteens. This refreshing fruit can be enjoyed in many ways but is most popular in drinks and smoothies or as a snack on a hot summer day.


Nutrition

  • Excellent source of vitamin C
  • Good source of vitamins A and potassium
  • Top source of lycopene, which is a potent antioxidant that several studies have shown may reduce the risk of heart disease

Tips for Selection

  • Look for a watermelon that is normal in shape and size
  • The melon should be hard to firm with no sunken or soft areas
  • To check for ripeness, find the spot where the watermelon laid on the ground while growing. This spot should be a creamy yellow color rather than a white or pale green color