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.
Choose a watermelon that seems heavy for its size. Tap on the outside and listen for a distinct slightly hollow sound.
Store uncut in the refrigerator.
Wash the outside before cutting since watermelons are handled frequently in the store.
Melons are rich in vitamin c, betacarotene, potassium and vitamin A.