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Watermelon- Knows Your Fruits and Veggies

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Summer is just around the corner. There is one fruit that signifies this season more than any other around here. Watermelon of course!

You can get watermelon all year the same way you can get tomatoes. The taste just isn’t the same. Winter watermelons lack a certain sweetness that summer sun brings. Picnics, cookouts and BBQs benefit with these ice cold slices of  juicy deliciousness.  

Here’s some facts about watermelons you may not know:

  • Watermelons are members of the family, family Cucurbitaceae and are related to cucumbers and squash.
  • These melons are high in vitamins A and C and potassium.
  • Watermelon seeds are high in protein.
  • Ripe watermelons are heavy for their size. They are 90 percent water.
  • Thumping a melon does not necessarily help in determining ripeness.
  • All parts of it are edible. 

 

Enjoy these watermelon recipes this summer

from Daily Dish Magazine.

 
Watermelon Lime Sorbet
Watermelon Cream Drink
Watermelon Soup
Watermelon Salad

 

 

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As a professional cook, I love creating exciting new recipes on the job as well as at home. Assisting in teaching low-income families how to buy, store and prepare healthy food through Penn State’s alliance with Pennsylvania’s Supercupboard Program was very rewarding. During my 11 years with the Master Gardener program, I taught horticultural therapy to assisted living patients using healthful, fr
esh grown food as a focal point. . My hands-on programs and instruction helped hundreds of children and adults learn about where their food comes from and how important fresh food is for your body.
Currently I’m a cook at a college in Pennsylvania. We prepare everything we can from scratch, including our potato chips that tout the seasoning of the day!
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