Benefits of Watermelon

Watermelon may be a favorite Summer snack, but there's more benefits to this fruit than just a sweet flavor! Benefits of Watermelon

1. Watermelons are mostly water! Made up of over 90% water, snacking on this fruit will help you stay hydrated during the Summer heat.  The water and fiber content in this fruit will also help you feel full, without all the extra calories (one cup of watermelon contains only 46 calories!)

2. This naturally sweet fruit is an easy, healthy dessert for Summer picnics. Just slice and serve!  (Fun tip:  Use cookie cutters to cut watermelon into shapes for kids!)

3. Watermelons are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s a great source of Vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as potassium!

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Try a Watermelon Recipe!

Watermelon Popsicles

Servings: 2 Fruits

Ingredients: 1 serving Watermelon, seedless, chopped finely 1 serving Strawberries, chopped Fresh Lemon Juice

Preparation: In a blender, mix seedless watermelon, strawberries and fresh lemon juice.  Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.  Enjoy!

Grilled Watermelon and Pineapple Skewers

Servings: 2 Fruits

Ingredients: 1 serving Pineapple, cubed 1 serving Watermelon, cubed

Preparation: Alternate pineapple and watermelon cubes (3 of each) on skewers.  Grill all sides for about 30 seconds.