One of the fruits that really seems to shout SUMMER is watermelon. So refreshing, delicious and fun to eat. I would never pass summer without sinking my teeth into that juicy red pulp, so sweet and so delicious! And when you start it really is hard to stop!
But what’s really good about it is that it is so low in calories, watermelon is a great snack option, very rich in vitamin A in the form of carotenes. In watermelon the carotene is called lycopene which is the dyeing substance that gives this fruit its bright red colour. Tomatoes are also rich in lycopene and that’s where they get their red colour too.
Watermelons also contain lots of vitamin B, potassium and lots of minerals and they are perfect for summer months as they contain more than 90% water.
You can enjoy it on its own or in a fruit salad but you can also make refreshing desserts like Italian granita.
And watermelon is a favourite among children! We had as much watermelon as we could fit! Sooo good :-))
Happy watermelon feast!