Watermelon is a delicious summer fruit that has become a staple at family picnics and cookouts. Did you know that watermelons are 92% water? No wonder they’re so refreshing! Watermelons are packed full of minerals that are essential for the body during the hot summer months. Watermelons have an abundance of fiber and our excellent for intestinal regulation. There are around 300 different kinds of watermelon in the U.S. and Mexico. You can find red, pink, white, and yellow varieties in various sizes and shapes. Watermelons are usually quite large, and many county fairs award prizes for the biggest ones. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest watermelon weighed 262 pounds. To celebrate National Watermelon Day, have some watermelon for dessert tonight! Slice it up and eat it plain, juice it, cook it on the grill, mix it into a salsa, or blend it into a cocktail. Above all Enjoy!
August 3, 2013