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Watermelon

About Me: Watermelon is part of the Cucurbitaceae family and is a sweet and refreshing low calorie summer snack. It provides hydration and also essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It contains only 46 calories per cup but is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and many healthy plant compounds.

To store: Keep these fruits in the fridge — heat causes the juicy flesh to dry out and become fibrous. Plus, chilling adds to watermelon's refreshing nature. A watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 weeks, and sometimes as long as 3. 

To freeze: If you find yourself with more watermelon than you can eat before it spoils, freeze it. Cut into cubes, tossing with 1/4 cup of sugar for each 2 cups of fruit if desired, and store in an airtight container. The flesh will not be crisp after it thaws, but it will be fine for use in smoothies or fruit soups. 

Recipes: Coming Soon!