Watermelon

Did you know that melons belong to the cucumber family? Not a particularly useful one, but a fact just the same. The problem with watermelon is storing it -- not finding room for it in your refrigerator, but keeping yourself from eating so much of it that there's nothing left to put away.

WHEN TO BUY
June through September

NUTRITION FACTS
Amount in 1 Serving: 2 cups, chopped
Calories: 90
Fiber: 2 grams
Fat: 1 gram
Protein: 2 grams
A good source of: vitamin C, vitamin A

HOW TO CHOOSE

  • Good whole watermelons are symmetrical and pale yellow underneath
  • Cut watermelon should reveal deep pink fruit, not frosted with white, nor rusting near the rind, unless it happens to be a yellow-fleshed watermelon, in which case the fruit should be a deep yellow-orange.

HOW TO STORE
Store chopped fruit in a covered container or Ziplock bags for up to three days.

HOW TO PREPARE

  1. Slice a whole watermelon into rounds
  2. Cut each round in half, then cut away the rind before chopping up the fruit
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