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Refreshing Watermelon PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:20

Delicious Dishes for Every Mealtime

Watermelon conjures images of warm weather days, refreshing sweetness and the delightful dribble of sticky juice trickling down your chin. Though it is, indeed, a delicious seasonal snack, watermelon is a healthy treat that can be enjoyed year-round and all day long, too.

These recipes show how easily nutrient-rich watermelon can be incorporated into meals throughout the day, starting with a morning breakfast on the go. Variations on traditional sandwiches, salads and slaws give you more opportunities to explore how watermelon pairs with some of your other favorite dishes.

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Selecting a Watermelon

With a thick rind covering the fruit inside, you may wonder how to choose the best watermelon at the market. Actually, it's as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Look the watermelon over. You are looking for a firm, symmetrical watermelon that is free from bruises, cuts or dents.

2. Lift it up. The watermelon should be heavy for its size. Most of the weight (92 percent, in fact) is water.

3. Turn it over. The underside of the watermelon should have a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:25