O Water Melon! Did you know you could grill a watermelon? Who Knew? The thought of grilling a slice of watermelon never entered my culinary thought – and now – I can’t wait to fire up the grill and begin.
Did you know that the seeds and rind of the watermelon are also edible?
Health Benefits Of Watermelon
- Zero cholesterol
- Very low sodium
- Very low fat
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Lycopene for cardiovascular health
- Flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids for anti inflammatory and antioxidants
A note on the benefit of choosing the a very ripe and red watermelon is due to the benefit of lycopene and carotenoids. The amounts of lycopene and carotenoids increase in the watermelon as the watermelon ages, ripens and becomes a deeper color. The redder the better for lycopene and carotenoid !
Round Up Of Watermelon Recipes
Click Here to enjoy The Savvy Age’s Round Up of 25 Delicious and Delectable Watermelon Recipes with a wide selection of refreshing watermelon recipes and ideas on how to use watermelon daily.
Featuring Watermelon salads, watermelon drinks, watermelon cocktails and of course, watermelon desserts.
Low Oxalate Food
The watermelon weighs in as ultra low on the oxalate scale. If you are seeking a food low in oxalate or are on a low oxalate diet than this is the food for you.
Watermelon is a wonderful way to drink your water. It can be very difficult to consume eight plus glasses of water per day so eating, juicing or infusing your beverage with watermelon is a nice change of pace with a nutritional bonus.
The rinds of a watermelon are edible and can also be juiced for added nutrition; however if using the rind you may want to consider an organic melon due to possible insecticide residue on the rind.