Watermelon is high in vitamins A, B6 and C. This super fruit also contains high levels of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. Watermelon is low in sodium and fat free, making it the perfect food to hydrate you on a hot summer day. The phytonutrients found in watermelon, have been linked with heart and bone health as well as preventing prostate cancer. This powerful antioxidant has anti inflammatory properties that may help with digestion and heart burn.
To pick your watermelon ripe, make sure the outer shell is dark green. The weight of the fruit should be heavy for its appearance. If you find watermelon too sweet, squeeze some passion fruit on top for a sweet and sour combination.