When you bite into a watermelon, more times than not you are greeted with a sweet yet refreshing flavor. If you have a sweet tooth, watermelon can be a healthier alternative than lollies although have you ever considered the amount of sugar found within a watermelon? … [Read more...]
Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes
A Watermelon is a Watermelon, Right? Did you know that there are hundreds of different watermelon varieties enjoyed daily. When picking a watermelon from your local fruit and vegetable market the only decision you will need to make is the size. Many small markets only offer one type of … [Read more...]
Can Rabbits Eat Watermelon?
The majority of us love to bite into a juicy watermelon slice on a sunny day, although is it safe to share this delicious treat with our bunny companions? The plain and simple answer is Yes. Rabbits can eat watermelon. In saying this, watermelon is a fruit high in sugar which should only be … [Read more...]
How Long Does Watermelon Last? – The Shelf Life of a Watermelon
Have you ever wondered what the shelf life of a watermelon is? Or wondered why cut quarters of melon are placed in the refrigerator at your local grocer, rather than with their whole sisters on the shelf? This article will answer these questions and help you keep your melon fresher for … [Read more...]
Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?
During those hot Summer days, the majority of us humans enjoy indulging on watermelon slices. Have you ever wondered though, if you can share that juicy delicious watermelon with a fury friend? The simple answer to 'Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?' is 'Yes'. In saying this, like all foods, watermelon … [Read more...]
32 Fun Facts About Watermelon
Watermelons, hence their name, are made up of 92% water A watermelon is one of the only foods to be classified as both a fruit and a vegetable Wild watermelons are native to South Africa The novelty of a cubed watermelon began in Japan where they would grow them in glass boxed to hold their … [Read more...]
FIVE WAYS TO EAT RIGHT DURING NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH (AND ALL YEAR LONG!)
Did you know that February is National Nutrition Month? It’s true! There’s a website for it and everything. Turns out, National Nutrition Month has been happening each February for the past 40 years, with the goal of helping people eat right and exercise more. I’ll be the first to admit that I … [Read more...]
LYCOPENE 101: HOW WATERMELON CAN HELP YOU GET MORE OUT OF THIS POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT
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...]
ASK THE EXPERTS: WHAT’S THE SUGAR CONTENT OF WATERMELON?
CECELIA WRITES: I am a diabetic and I love watermelon. Is there a high sugar content in it, and if so what amount can I eat? Very good question, Cecelia. I should preface my answer by saying that diabetics should always consult their endocrinologist and/or dietitian/diabetes educator with any … [Read more...]