Thursday, August 3, 2023

Today is National Watermelon Day!

While certainly every day is a great day to enjoy a tasty watermelon, since today is National Watermelon Day, it is most certainly the day to do so! You will find out more about this wonderful day at the following link, but let's also look at some fun watermelon facts . . .

  • Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
  • Watermelon is a "cousin" to cucumbers, pumpkins, and squash.
  • A watermelon is 92% water.
  • Watermelon is one of the lowest carb fruits and is highest in lycopene - a powerful antioxidant which reduces inflammation and destroy free radicals. Watermelon is also high in vitamin C and a good source of fiber.
  • The Japanese grow square watermelon. How? They place square glass boxes around a growing fruit so it becomes square as it grows. The Japanese like them because they’re small and don’t roll around. They fit neatly in a refrigerator. The downside? These watermelon cost about $82!
You will find more fun facts about watermelons at this link!

So, how should we celebrate National Watermelon Day? Consider getting a melon, gathering your grandchildren, provide a large supply of rubber bands, and let them put the rubber bands around the melon - eventually it will explode!

For a tastier way to celebrate gather your family, get a melon, cut it up, add a touch of salt and enjoy!

Happy National Watermelon Day!

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