Fresh Watermelon

About the Produce

The World of Watermelon

Watermelon is a refreshing and delicious fruit that is perfect for hot summer days. It is a large, round fruit with a thick green rind and juicy red flesh. It is a member of the gourd family and is related to other fruits such as cantaloupe, honeydew, and cucumber.

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Peak Season

May – Sept
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Year Round
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Nutritional Value

Nutritional Benefits of Watermelon

Watermelon is a low-calorie fruit that is high in vitamins A and C. It is also a good source of potassium and contains antioxidants that can help protect against certain diseases. Additionally, watermelon is mostly made up of water, making it a hydrating and refreshing snack.
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Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Watermelon

In addition to its nutritional value, watermelon has many health benefits. It can help improve heart health, lower inflammation, and even reduce muscle soreness after exercise. The high water content in watermelon can also aid in digestion and promote healthy skin.

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Seasonal Availability

Watermelon is at its peak from May to September, making it a perfect summer fruit. However, thanks to modern farming techniques, watermelon is available year-round in most grocery stores.
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Varieties We Carry*

Watermelons come in both seeded and seedless varieties. Seedless watermelons are more popular because they are easier to eat and have firmer meat. However, some people prefer seeded watermelons for their traditional taste and texture.
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FAQs for
Watermelon is technically a fruit because it grows from a seed and contains seeds. However, it is often considered a vegetable because it is a member of the gourd family and is typically eaten as a side dish or in savory dishes.
To determine if a watermelon is ripe, look for a yellow or cream-colored spot on the bottom of the fruit. This is called the “field spot” and indicates that the watermelon was left on the vine to ripen fully. Additionally, a ripe watermelon should feel heavy for its size and have a hollow sound when tapped.
Whole watermelons should be stored at room temperature until they are cut. Once cut, store the remaining watermelon in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze watermelon for longer storage.
Yes, the watermelon rind is edible and contains nutrients. However, it is often discarded because it is tough and not as flavorful as the flesh. Some people enjoy pickling watermelon rind for a unique and tasty snack.
Watermelon can be enjoyed in many ways, such as sliced and eaten as a refreshing snack, blended into a smoothie, or added to salads and salsas for a sweet and juicy twist. You can also use watermelon as a base for cocktails or freeze it into popsicles for a cool treat.

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