National Watermelon Day – August 3rd


Happy National Watermelon Day!

Just so you’ll be ready to celebrate the day, here are some interesting facts about watermelon, from watermelon.org:

  • Watermelons are 92% water, so they are an excellent source of hydration.
  • Watermelon rinds are edible and can be stir fried, stewed or pickled.
  • Watermelons are an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C.
  • A good/fresh watermelon will have a creamy yellow spot on the underside, where it sat on the ground to be ripened from the sun.
  • Honeybees must pollinate every yellow watermelon blossom in order to fruit.
  • The United States ranks 6th in worldwide production of watermelon, with Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and Indiana consistently in the lead.
  • More than 300 varieties of watermelon are cultivated in the United States and South America.
  • By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the United States, followed by cantaloupe and honeydew melons.
Watermelon Cucumber Salad, Courtesy: foodnetwork.com
Watermelon Cucumber Salad, Courtesy: foodnetwork.com

Celebrate the glorious watermelon with these recipes:
Watermelon Lemonade
Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com, http://www.watermelon.org

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3 thoughts on “National Watermelon Day – August 3rd

    • Nancy at Food Mingle Blog August 8, 2016 / 7:17 pm

      Agreed – I love watermelon too! This past weekend, I tried watermelon gazpacho for the first time. It was made with tomatoes, watermelon, cilantro and jalapenos – can’t wait to try to duplicate the recipe! Thanks so much for your comments!

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