According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, watermelons are free of fat and cholesterol. They're also low in sodium and a good source of vitamin A and high in vitamin C.

Produce Tips

  • Watermelon's red color is caused by lycopene, a carotenoid pigment that researchers believe is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight cancer and other diseases.
  • Watermelons are also a good source of vitamin A, which helps promote healthy eyes and skin.
  • Vitamin C is another vitamin found in watermelon. The cancer-fighting antioxidant has been shown to help improve immune system health.
  • Watermelon is high in vitamin A, which can help protect your vision and keep the eye doctor away.
  • The vitamin C in watermelon is good for colds and your skin.

Selecting Tips

  • Choose symmetrical watermelons with dried stems and yellowish undersides.
  • They should be dark green in color and be relatively heavy in size.

Produce Availability

Recommended Recipes

Agua Fresca

Mix & Match Watermelon Salads

Carrot Croquette with Candied Watermelon Rind or Cilantro Cream

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