Watermelon in season

Posted by Colleen

Watermelon is in season now and here is a tip for picking out the right melon.  Look for one that’s firm and symmetrical with a dried stem.  A ripe watermelon will have a sweet melon fragrance and it should feel heavy for its size.  Two cups of watermelon deliver 30 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A and 40 percent of vitamin C.  Also, a surprising fact is watermelon has about 40 percent more lycopene than raw tomatoes.  According to Guinness World Records the heaviest watermelon was grown in 2013 by Chris Kent of TN the melon weighed 350.5 lbs.

Enjoy all the wonderful fruits of summer!


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