Refreshing Watermelon Facts

Rec & PE Blog

This blog feature is a write-up from Sheri Branson, Full Time Instructor in the Health, Wellness & Physical Education academic department.

  • Watermelons are 92% water and consuming them can help you stay hydrated. 
  • There are 1200 different varieties.
  • The largest watermelon grown weighed 350 pounds!
  • Seedless watermelon does not mean they were genetically engineered.
  • Watermelons can help prevent cancer due to being a great source of the antioxidant, lycopene, which can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol and prevent oxidative damage. 
  • Watermelons also contain vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, B1, B5, and B6, C, potassium, and magnesium. 
  • Watermelon can improve digestion due to its water and fiber content.
  • August 3 is National Watermelon Day!
Watermelon Feta Salad                                                                                           
  • 2 C. cubed watermelon
  • 2 T crumbled feta
  • 6 mint leaves finely chopped
  • ½ lime

Combine the first 3 ingredients.  Squeeze the lime juice into the salad and mix well. Serve Chilled and enjoy! 

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