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I’ve been reading so much about the benefits of strawberries recently — and clearly, they’re a healthy and completely delicious fruit (not to mention my favorite ice cream topping). But in my mind, watermelon is the ultimate summer fruit. Honestly, nothing can compare. It’s sweet, it’s juicy, it’s filling, it’s colorful… and it’s good for you! What more could you ask for?
Well, even if you aren’t asking for it, watermelon’s going to give you generous amounts of Vitamins C, A, B6 and more — all for under 50 calories per cup. Amazing.
So how should you eat watermelon? Well, for me, there’s no better way than to slice, chill, and enjoy fresh. But I suppose, for variety’s sake, you could rustle up a lovely fruit salad with oranges or other melons (and a little mint if that’s your thing). This Moroccan Orange Melon Summer Salad sounds particularly good, although I can’t say I’ve tried it out yet — I’m still stuck on the eating plain watermelon thing — but it’s definitely in my recipe book.
And now, after all this talk of watermelon, I think I’m off to grab myself a snack…