"It is the chief of this world's luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took; we know it because she repented."
Watermelon, the quintessential summer fruit and king of the melon family, conjures up many childhood memories of family get-togethers where juicy slices of ice cold watermelon were served outside on a newspaper lined picnic table. Salt was there for those who swore that when sprinkled on the melon actually enhanced its natural sweetness. Nearly every occasion ended in a watermelon seed spitting contest.
The watermelon is cited to be among the world's healthiest foods. It is high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and the powerful antioxidant, lycopene, a cancer preventing property. Not only is the watermelon healthy, but very tasty, too. Choose a watermelon which is firm and has a creamy to yellow underside.
I'm excited to be hosting WHB #192 created by Kalyn and now managed by Haalo. The rules are here. I'm looking forward to all your entries. Just remember to get them in by the specified time on July 19th, 2009. I'll be posting a watermelon recipe and facts about the melon in the recap on Monday.