If you want to stay healthy and feel your best (and who doesn’t?), you might want to include more lycopene-rich foods — like watermelon — in your daily diet. What is Lycopene? Lycopene is one of hundreds of carotenoids in fruits and vegetables (beta carotene is the most well-known). Lycopene … [Read more...]
QUOTEABLE WATERMELON: THE PERFECT DIET
We’ve all heard the anonymous quote above, and I realize my watermelon edits rob it of some of its play-on-words humor, but I like the idea of a watermelon diet, so I’m sticking with it. Of course, a diet consisting solely of watermelon isn’t something I’d recommend. While it might be delicious … [Read more...]
LOVE WATERMELON? YOU’LL LOVE AQUAMELON WATER!
In July, I wrote about Tsamma juice, a watermelon-based drink that aimed to finally put watermelon juice on the fruit juice map. Today, I’m excited to announce yet another refreshing option called AquaMelon Water. The drink was created by Desmond Williams, a business administration graduate … [Read more...]
STEP ASIDE, BLACK LICORICE. I’M GIVING AWAY WATERMELONS ON HALLOWEEN!
I always promised myself that if I ever gave out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween, ours would be that “cool house” on the block that gave away the full-sized candy bars instead of the not-so-fun fun-sized treats. That chance has finally arrived. This year, I’m nursing a sprained ankle, … [Read more...]
MY ATTEMPT AT MAKING WATERMELON JERKY
Have you noticed that as you get older, your Christmas gifts tend to get less and less memorable? Oh, sure, there are a few standouts from adulthood, like in 2001 when I received my very first MP3 player (which held a whopping total of 30 songs!). Last Christmas featured another highlight, when … [Read more...]
AUGUST POLL: IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU ENJOY WATERMELON?
I’ve talked in the past about the many ways to enjoy watermelon, beyond the usual wedges and chunks. Don’t get me wrong: there’s absolutely nothing wrong with chomping on an ice-cold watermelon wedge on a hot summer day, but I guarantee that you’ll love watermelon even more once you expand your … [Read more...]
SECOND SLICE: HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL (WITH A LITTLE WATERMELON)
Ahh, back-to-school time. Some kids are excited about it. Some kids dread it. I was one of the few who got excited about it. I’d lay out all my new school supplies days ahead of time, sharpening all my new pencils perfectly, zipping them up in the little plastic pouch in my Trapper Keeper. Now … [Read more...]
AN INSIDE LOOK AT JAPAN’S LEGENDARY $200 SQUARE WATERMELON
Did you know that in Japan it’s customary for people to give fruit as a gift? It’s not uncommon for someone to present his or her neighbor with a simple orange or a small bunch of grapes. Yep, fruit is pretty much revered in Japan. Well, maybe not revered, but they do take fruit pretty seriously, … [Read more...]
GET READY FOR NATIONAL DRINK WATERMELON DAY!
According to the National Climatic Data Center, July 24 is considered to be the hottest day of the year. And, like any day when the temperature is high, you’ll want to make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of liquids. With that good advice in mind, the National Watermelon Promotion Board … [Read more...]
THIRSTY? IT’S NATIONAL DRINK WATERMELON DAY!
Last week, I wrote about July 24 and how the National Climactic Data Center has declared it the hottest day of the year. Will there be hotter days in August in your area? Maybe, but the temperature nationwide (on average) is higher today than any other day of the year. With that heat wave in … [Read more...]