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8 Ways to Eat Watermelon – Summer’s Most Perfect Fruit

Happy Fourth of July! If you haven’t lit a sparkler and stocked up on watermelon, you’re just not doing it right.

Watermelon
is so hydrating and so filling that it might be summer’s most perfect food. That bold red hue is a sign that each bite is full of cancer-fighting lycopene, the most of any fruit. Each chin-drowning juicy bite of watermelon also boasts generous amounts of vitamins A, C, and B6. As well, watermelon is a rich source of potassium, an important electrolyte especially during these hottest days of summer.

The best way to enjoy watermelon, one of three super-healing summer melons, is to refrigerate and make thick slices for everyone to eat as-is. However, watermelon’s unique flavor, stunning color, and wide availability make it simple to incorporate in to a number of recipes.

If you’ve got more watermelon on your hands than you know what to do with this summer, start checking off these recipes:

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Honeydew Kabobs

Watermelon Mojito Pops

Watermelon Freezies

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon, Arugula, and Feta Salad

Thai Spiced Watermelon Soup with Crab

Watermelon Gazpacho

July 4th, 2012

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