Summertime brings on the craving for watermelon. It provides hydration and also essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Here’s some tips to help you choose what watermelon is good for you.
Uniform in size and heavy = Sweet
Elongated = Watery
Orange Fever Spot = Full of Flavor
White Field Spot = Little to No Taste
Smaller “Webbing” = Bland
Larger “Webbing” = Sweet
Dark and Dull = Ripe
Shiny = Not Ripe
Some serving tips for watermelon include:
Juice- Place diced watermelon and some ice cubes in a blender for a refreshing electrolyte drink.
Salad- Add watermelon, mint and fresh mozzarella to a bed of spinach leaves. Drizzle with balsamic.
Smoothies- Make a watermelon smoothie or combine with orange juice for extra tang.