I’m a juice fan. Apple juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, you name it. As a watermelon lover, however, I’m a little frustrated by the lack of watermelon juices on the market. Oh sure, you’ll find watermelon-flavored beverages out there, but many of them only taste like watermelon, and are loaded … [Read more...]
SECOND SLICE: HOW TO TAKE YOUR WATERMELON TO THE NEXT LEVEL
I’ve eaten approximately 47,000 watermelons in my 37 years, which makes me sort of an expert on eating watermelon. Don’t bother doing the math; just trust me that it’s true. Having eaten so many watermelons, I’ll be the first to admit that, occasionally, you get one that seems to be missing a little … [Read more...]
QUOTABLE WATERMELON: A REFRESHING BALANCING ACT
The quote in today’s entry has been written in many different ways with many different types of food. Today’s rendition uses chocolate, but I’ve seen it written with ice cream and even beer. Most of the time, the quote includes some sort of indulgent food, which is what makes the “balanced diet” … [Read more...]
HOW HYDRATED ARE YOU?
You can’t spell “watermelon” without “water.” You can’t create a watermelon without water, either. At 92 percent water, watermelon boasts a refreshingly high water content, and it’s also rich in vitamins and antioxidants, making it a natural power drink. From daily adequate intake to replenishing … [Read more...]
IT’S AN APPLE, IT’S A WATERMELON, IT’S AN…APPLEMELON?
Hybrid fruits are nothing new. For example, the “nectaplum” is a cross between a nectarine and a plum. What you end up with is a fruit with “unparalleled flavor” that tastes like a nectarine, peach and plum all mixed into one delicious package. Hybrid fruits are also hard to create, which is what’s … [Read more...]
SECOND SLICE: HOW LONG WILL MY WATERMELON LAST?
Even though it doesn’t happen often that I have “extra” watermelon lying around in my fridge for more than a few days (it usually disappears pretty quickly), it does happen from time to time. If it happens to you, today’s “Second Slice” expertise from Chef Harry should come in handy. DAVID S. … [Read more...]
SECOND SLICE: ASK THE EXPERTS – THE YELLOW-BELLIED WATERMELON
The following was posted here on the What About Watermelon? blog back in 2009. With watermelon picking season just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to give this lesson another look. MARCY P. OF WEST ISLIP, NY ASKS: What’s the significance of the yellow spot on the outside of the … [Read more...]
WELCOME SPRING! (AND WORLD WATER DAY)
I can’t tell you how much I’ve been looking forward to the start of spring. Here we are, about 24 hours into the new season, and I’ve already put winter FAR behind me. I can appreciate the beauty of a fresh snowfall, but I’m just not a winter person. Plain and simple. I don’t like cold weather … [Read more...]
SECOND SLICE: IS WATERMELON THE BEST FOOD EVER?
The following Q&A was posted previously here on What About Watermelon, but it’s a good question. A great one, in fact. It’s also a little hard to answer, but I gave it my best shot. JACOB K. OF LITTLE ROCK, AR, ASKS: Is watermelon the best food ever? Anyone on our panel of experts … [Read more...]
RECIPE: WATERMELON POMEGRANATE TOSSED SALAD
There are super foods (foods packed with health benefits), and then there are superhero foods, which are usually recipes made with one or more super foods. This Watermelon Pomegranate Tossed Salad is one of those superheroes. According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board website, this … [Read more...]