Watermelon

seedless watermelons, cubeed,slices

Fruit Classification

watermelon is classified as a fruit

description

If you've gotten used to thinking about the juicy red flesh at the center of a watermelon as its only nutrient-rich area—and far more nutrient-rich than the more lightly-colored flesh that is farther out near the watermelon rind.Watermelon fruit is very large, smooth, and oval to round. The skin can be solid green or green striped with yellow.

Nutrients

its a good source of Vitamin-A

recipes that use watermelons

Watermelon Rita1 part Three Olives Watermelon Vodka1 part tequila2 parts sweet & sour mixShake with ice and pour into a salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheelArugula, Watermelon and Feta SaladWhisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, shallots, honey, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly, to form an emulsion. If not using within an hour, store the vinaigrette covered in the refrigerator.Place the arugula, watermelon, feta, and mint in a large bowl. Drizzle with enough vinaigrette to coat the greens lightly and toss well. Taste for seasonings and serve immediately. Tropical Watermelon Sorbet1 (2-pound) piece seedless watermelon, rind removed and flesh cut into 1-inch pieces to yield about 3 1/2 cups 1 (6-ounce) can pineapple juice, chilled 3/4 cup ginger ale, chilled 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 large limes) 1/2 cup grenadine (recommended: Rose's)

cooking methods

cubeing it slicing itcooling it

cool facts about watermelon

Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide,In Israel and Egypt, the sweet taste of watermelon is often paired with the salty taste of feta cheese.Early explorers used watermelons as canteensWatermelon is an ideal health food because it doesn’t contain any fat or cholesterol, is high in fiber and vitamins A & C and is a good source of potassium