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Watermelon is a juicy and refreshing fruit that is popular during the summer months. It is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium, as well as other beneficial plant compounds. Watermelon can be eaten raw, and is commonly used in fruit salads, smoothies, and desserts. When selecting a watermelon, look for one that is symmetrical, firm, heavy for its size, and has a uniform green color with a creamy yellow spot on one side (indicating it’s ripe). Store whole watermelons at room temperature for up to a week, and cut watermelon in the refrigerator for up to a few days. To prepare a watermelon, cut off both ends, stand it upright, slice down the middle, and then cut into wedges or cubes.

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