Watermelon Season!

What’s over 90% water and considered both a fruit and a vegetable? Watermelon! With summer quickly approaching on Friday, June 21st, it is hard not to mention watermelon. Watermelon is a summer delight being extremely hydrating and flavorful. It is a pleasure to know that watermelon has many health benefits including:

How to pick a ripe watermelon according to watermelonfacts.org?

  • Look for a creamy yellow patch on the underside of the watermelon. The yellow spot is where it sat on the ground while ripening in the sun.
  • Being mostly water, watermelon should feel heavy for its size.
  • Make sure there are no cracks, cuts, or bruises.

Also, remember to wash your watermelon before cutting into it and yes, 100% of the watermelon is edible.

It takes watermelon about 90 days to grow so keep that in mind as you enjoy your watermelon this season!

Jessica Winker, MPH