Not fried chicken, potato salad, hot dogs or hamburgers, this picnic favorite hits your sweet tooth. Cold and juicy, green and red, it’s the Watermelon that I am talking about.
Watermelon season is here once again and my family loves it. Yes, there are the seed spitting contests, which I haven’t won in years. There are the decoratively cut watermelon flowers and melons themselves (my favorite is one carved like a shark’s head complete with watermelon rind teeth). And, there are the beautiful and delicious fruit arrangements that Flowers to Eat makes that include this yummy melon.
Watermelon is actually healthy for you. It has high levels of vitamins A and C, and a good level of vitamin B6. The Doctor’s Book of Healing Foods says that eating just one serving of watermelon a day can reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer by 82%! For those of us fighting the battle of the bulge, 2 cups of watermelon chunks contain only 80 tasty calories.
Watermelon.org suggests that you ‘spoil your appetite’ by having a slice of watermelon before your meal. Being 92% water, it will help curb your hunger while satisfying your tastebuds.
When you have a chance, please go to our website, http://www.flowerstoeat.com, and under the ‘arrangement’ tab, see the nice selection of bouquets that feature watermelon as a key ingredient. We love that sweet, juicy watermelon, so it’s time to get it while it is available.