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6 Ways to Keep Cool with Watermelon

6 Ways to Keep Cool with Watermelon 

We're all good with the idea of tomatoes as fruit, right? Because now we're wrapping our minds around the fact that watermelon can be classified as a vegetable. Yup. (See more about this ongoing discussion here.) 

 

You know we love any excuse to share recipes, so let's celebrate this info with watermelon recipes and other refreshing tidbits. Comments are open if you want to share your own favorites! 

 

Recipes 

 

Watermelon-&-Feta Orzo Salad (via Southern Living) 

Orzo adds a current twist to a classic combo 

 

Watermelon Lime Chia Pudding (via Katalyst Health) 

Gluten free, dairy free, no added sugar — & plenty of flavor 

 

Grilling with Fruits & Vegetables (via Juice Plus+) 

Grilled watermelon & more 

 

The salsa alone makes us feel like dancing 

 

Perfect textures & perfect refreshment 

 

Watermelon Curry (via The Kitchn) 

Unexpected & so good 

 

Note: Most of these can easily become mocktails! 

 

 

Watermelon: Did You Know? 

  • One cup of diced watermelon provides 21% of your daily vitamin C and 17% of your daily vitamin A.1 
  • Watermelon is the official state vegetable of Oklahoma. (Their official state fruit? Strawberry.)2 
  • The Watermelon Board notes that the world's heaviest watermelon was grown in 2013 in Tennessee — the Juice Plus+ home state!3 (P.S. Tennessee's state fruit = tomato. Y'all come get some.) 
  • Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus if you're feeling fancy) has some relatives you've probably also met, including cucumber, zucchini, and pumpkin. 
  • Watermelon is about 92% water.4 That means it also 
    helps you stay deliciously hydrated. 

 

 References 

 

 

 
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