First of the Season – Watermelon
In case you couldn’t tell by the sweltering temperatures – Summer is finally upon us! And here to satisfy our palates while wetting our parched throats is a delectable summertime classic – First of the Season Watermelon!
Made of nearly 90% water, Watermelon’s are definitely a must have for hot summer days. Their green and white rind, along with their familiar magenta to red colored flesh has become an icon synonymous with warm summer days spent pool side. And when you combine its water dense flesh with incredible succulence and sweet flavoring it’s no wonder Watermelon is a go-to favorite.
Our Seedless Watermelon has none of the larger black seeds found in traditional Watermelon (but does contain the small white seeds, which are completely edible). In addition to fresh eating, Watermelon is also great for juicing and smoothies (again think of all that delicious hydration) – plus Watermelon can also be made into Preserves and Jams, and the rind can even be pickled! Be sure and check out our Natural Gatorade Recipe below, which can also star this Summertime favorite.
Melon Nutrition – Sharing many nutritional similarities with its gourd cousins Squash, the Melon combines the high water and low calorie content of the summer squash, with the high nutrient content of the winter varieties, including high values of Vitamins B and C, Potassium, and soluble Pectin Fiber. So during these especially hot and dry summer months, there’s nothing better to take a refreshing and cooling bite out of.