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And then there was …..The watermelon.

Originally originated in Africa, this watermelon delight has existed for centuries starting from the early Egyptian days. Testaments to their legacy were recorded in hieroglyphics painted on building walls. This fruit was fit for kings it has said to be placed in the tombs of the Egyptian kings.

Watermelon is cultivated as far as China and they are one of the largest producers of watermelons

This tantalizing tasty fruity treat is one of the richest of fruits and of high regards and has played an important role in many countries for years and centuries.

Watermelon delightful, delicious and nutritious 🙂

Enjoy…

 

Nutritional Profile                               

Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C. It is also a very good source of vitamin A. The Watermelon is rich in the B vitamins necessary for energy production. It is as great source of vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin B1, magnesium, and potassium. Has a high nutrient content because this food has higher water content and lower calorie content than many other fruits (a whole cup of watermelon contains only 48 calories), it delivers more nutrients per calorie— which is an outstanding health benefit!

                                                     

Individual Concerns

Watermelon is not a common allergen , it does not contain measurable amounts of oxalates or purines and is also not included in the Environmental Working Group’s 2010 report “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides” as one of the 12 foods most frequently containing pesticide residues.

 

Tips for Preparing Watermelon:

  • Wash the watermelon before cutting it-wash it with a wet cloth or paper towel.
  • Depending upon the size that you desire, there are many ways to cut a watermelon. The flesh can be sliced, cubed or scooped into balls.
  •  Watermelon can be added to a fruit salad. Jam, sorbet and juice are some nutritious and delicious things you can make with watermelon.
  • Both the seeds and the rind of the watermelon are edible. If you choose to eat the rind, it is highly suggested to purchase organic watermelon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Few Quick Serving Ideas:

  • Purée watermelon, cantaloupe and kiwi together. Mix in a little plain yogurt and serve as refreshing cold soup.
  • Roasted watermelon seeds season it and eat as a snack food or ground up into cereal and used to make bread.
  • Cook, the rind of watermelon this can be marinated, pickled or candied.
  • Watermelon mixed with thinly sliced red onion, salt and black pepper makes a great summer salad.
  • Watermelon is a wonderful addition to fruit salad.
  • Fruit salad can be made days ahead since cut fruit, if chilled, retains its nutrients for at least 6 days.
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About The Food Junkie

I am a 3rd year student, currently studying Consumers Science: Food and Nutrition. I am very passionate about food,health and love the outdoors.. Spending time with family and friends is essential." Live life like their is no tomorrow, to the fullest"

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