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...]
Yellow Watermelon vs Red Watermelon
Lazing by the pool during Summer, many of us indulge in juicy red watermelons. Did you know though, that not all watermelons are red? While we enjoy our slices of red watermelon, approximately 300 other species are growing around the world. Just like the differing varieties of grapes; green or … [Read more...]
How to Tell if a Watermelon is Bad or Rotten
There is nothing worse than purchasing what you hoped would be a juicy watermelon from your local grocer, only to cut it and realize the flesh has gone bad. In this article I will give you all the insights needed to tell if a watermelon is bad. This should give you the pointers needed to avoid … [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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
TSAMMA WATERMELON JUICE HAS ARRIVED!
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...]
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...]