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Watermelon Healthy Food Guide

Peak season: June through October

Recipe shown above: Watermelon Gazpacho

 

It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took; we know it because she repented.

—Mark Twain

Experience a quintessential summer pleasure: take a big bite from a slice of watermelon, let the sweet juices drip down your chin and then spit the seeds as far as you can. Redolent with tangy sweetness, watermelon is refreshing without being filling and is surprisingly good for you. Watermelon—92 percent water, hence the name— is a good source of vitamin C and the antioxidant lycopene, when it’s red (some are orange or yellow).

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I understood that it was very high in sugar that quickly turns to fat.

Anonymous

07/25/2013 - 3:25pm

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