August 3 is National Watermelon Day!
The sweet, refreshing watermelon is a summertime staple. Made up of 92 percent water, watermelon is not only a tasty and healthy snack but a thirst quencher on a hot summer day.
Watermelon is also a highly nutritional fruit and an excellent source of lycopene, a powerful carotenoid antioxidant that may protect against a variety of cancers, including prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and colorectal cancers. Learn more about the health benefits of watermelon at Whfoods.com. You’ll also find tips on how to select, store, prepare and serve watermelon.
Celebrate National Watermelon Day simply by enjoying this sweet summer fruit. Or gather your friends for a watermelon carving contest! You’d be surprised what you can do with a watermelon…just check out the creative watermelon carvings at the National Watermelon Promotion Board’s website (instructions included)!
Sources: punchbowl.com, whfoods.com, watermelon.org