Many people consider watermelon their favorite summer fruit but did you know that some people consider it a vegetable? Watermelon is related to cucumbers, squash and pumpkins, planted from seeds, and grown as a vegetable crop. The outer rind of watermelon is often stir-fried, stewed and pickled as a vegetable. Botanically, however, watermelon is considered a fruit and it is delicious in salads, chilled soups and just as is.
Whether you consider it a fruit or a vegetable, watermelon is a healthy food. Though mostly water, the fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals including antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium, magnesium and fiber. It is high in lycopenes, phytonutrients that aid cardiovascular and bone health. Even the seeds are good for you – roasted watermelon seeds contain lots of magnesium, iron and copper. For more on the health benefits, see A True Summer Superfruit: Watermelon and its Health Benefits.
Of course, most of us love watermelon because it is cool, juicy, sweet and refreshing. Need some pointers on what to do with a watermelon. Watch this video on The Easiest, Fastest Way to Cut a Watermelon. Every part of the watermelon can be used including the rind and seeds. Get some ideas and inspiration in 5 Ways to Use Juicy Watermelon This Summer and 12 of the Most Unique Things to Do With Watermelons. As if that wasn’t enough, here are 7 more spectacular recipes with watermelon you will want to make this summer.
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