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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Watermelon


Did you know that watermelon is not a fruit? Watermelon is a vegetable! It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash. Every part of a watermelon is edible, even the seeds and rinds. This is NEW to me for sure!

Watermelons are in nature an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and B6. They are also a great source of potassium, and extremely low in sodium. Watermelons are a great snack for both children and adults, for the reason that they contain practically no fat.

Watermelon is not only great on a hot summer day, this delectable thirst-quencher may also help quench the inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis. Watermelon is also a very concentrated source of carotenoid lycopene. Recent research shows watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable, even tomatoes.



3 comments:

Glenda said...

Wow, how cool... I never knew that! Parang hindi naman ako nag aral ng NUTRITION... bakit hindi ko ata alam ito? hahaha But, i'm learning a lot every time I visit your page Ate! Thank you for sharing! Keep it up! =D

Arlyna said...

I never met anyone who didn't like watermelons. I don't enjoy the summer days but I always enjoy watermelons during the summer. One of my favorites. My mother craved for watermelons when she was pregnant with me. Thanks for sharing Lu :)

Dhemz said...

oh really? I did not know that at all...love watermelons...lalo na pag summer...nako every week kaming bumibili...hehehe.....super init kasi dito samin Mommy Lu...kumusta na pala ang weather jan sa inyo?

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