watermelon

Info


Watermelon is the official state vegetable of Oklahoma. Melons are over 90% water by weight. Watermelon seeds were found in the tomb of King Tut. In various degrees of preparation, every part of the watermelon is edible.

Selection


Choose a watermelon that seems heavy for its size. Tap on the outside and listen for a distinct slightly hollow sound.

Storage


Store uncut in the refrigerator.

Preparation


Wash the outside before cutting since watermelons are handled frequently in the store.

Nutrition


Melons are rich in vitamin c, betacarotene, potassium and vitamin A.

Recipes

Watermelon Fruit Popsicles
Watermelon Sorbet