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Finding the perfect watermelon is easy! Simply follow these three easy steps: Pick up the watermelon, a good watermelon should be surprisingly heavy for its size. Knock on the watermelon with your knuckles and you should hear an echo sound as if you are inside of a cave. If you hear a 'thud' try a different watermelon. Check the bottom, there should be a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun. Watermelons are a powerhouse of vitamins and ... nutrients. Here are three fun facts about the health benefits of watermelon: Excellent levels of Vitamin A and C to boost immunity Watermelon is 92% water and a great way to stay hydrated in the summer sun Watermelon contains lycopene, an antioxidant that plays a role in protecting your skin from harmful UV rays Need a new way to eat watermelon this summer? Try these three new ways to devour this tasty fruit: Grill it! Slice your watermelon in chunks and place on the grill for 2-5 minutes. The char from the grill will add a delicious, exciting flavor! Add diced watermelon to your fresh summer salads. On wooden skewers or large toothpicks, layer watermelon, cheese and prosciutto for a mouthwatering appetizer.

Have the whole watermelon at room temperature when you carve. Cut a small, thin, flat piece from the bottom of the watermelon before carving. This will make a flat base, making the watermelon more stable when carving. Draw the design on the watermelon rind with a fine/medium point waterproof marker or a sharp pencil before you cut. After you’ve drawn the design on the rind, insert toothpicks in key places to use as guides for your cuts. Use a sharp knife with a pointed tip &ndash ... ; the sharper the knife, the easier and cleaner the cuts will be. Be careful! Consider using a channel knife for certain cuts and to hollow out larger areas. For better grip and to help protect your hands, use a fresh, new thick pair of gardening gloves with gripper palms. Choose a flat working surface on a solid base. Be creative, careful, and have fun! Check Out These Awesome Watermelon Sculptures: Watermelon Bowl with Watermelon Salsa Watermelon Beach Basket Watermelon Lady-Bug You can find full carving tips, more designs and watermelon recipes here!

Watermelon is Mother Nature’s sports drink, here’s why: Watermelon is about 92 percent water. Considering athletes need about 1½ ounces of fluid per pound of body weight each day, the natural sweetness of watermelon is a nice addition to any hydration routine. Watermelon helps restore fluids and electrolytes lost through perspiration (likely to happen when exercising outside in the summer) Vitamins A and C are natural antioxidants, helping repair cells after wear and tear. They also ... provide some preventative benefits by reducing the risk of cancer. Looking to improve your heart health? Potassium counteracts the effects of a high sodium diet, which can help lower resting blood pressure. Per cup, watermelon has about 10 grams of sugar, which can quickly be converted to glycogen in your muscles and liver. Why is that important? Replenishing your glycogen stores means you can exercise with ease during your next workout or bike ride. L-arganine, an amino acid found in watermelon, has ... been shown to improve blood vessel and joint function. It also increases exercise tolerance and performance, so you can work harder for less energy expenditure. Vitamin B6 is essential for energy production. It helps produce glucose and keep blood sugar from dropping too low, which is important when exercising for long periods of time. Lycopene, the phytochemical responsible for watermelon’s bright red color, has been linked to lower cancer risks, especially in the prostate, lungs and stomach.

There aren’t many fruits that scream summer more than watermelon. At Fareway we take pride in providing our customers fresh and local watermelon at an affordable price from right here in America’s heartland! We want to give, a special shout-out to the community of Vernon County Produce in Rich Hill, MO who harvest approximately 85 acres of watermelon and other summertime favorites to ensure Fareway customers receive the country's best watermelon. Now, can you make it through this post ... without your mouth watering? Let’s give it a try! Watermelon Lemonade What sounds more refreshing than a nice, cold lemonade during the hot summer months? Toss aside your traditional lemonade mix and try out this fun option! We have a feeling it may be your new favorite summer drink. Ingredients: cups of cubed, seedless watermelon, chilled 4 cups of cold water 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice, chilled 2/3 cup of granulated sugar Ice and mint for serving Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad ... Grilled watermelon? You bet! Though this flavorful salad is fabulous without using the grill, we highly recommend giving it a try. Just be careful not to grill the watermelon too long or it could become mushy. Ingredients: 1 mini/baby watermelon 4 ounces of feta cheese (cut into cubes) Juice from ½ of a lime 2 tablespoons of fresh basil Black pepper Balsamic reduction for drizzling Watermelon Lime Popsicles If you love watermelon AND popsicles, this yummy combo is the summer treat you

. Mangoes Health Benefits: Mangoes are full of fiber and vitamin C, both of which can play a role in lowering cholesterol. Buy: The color of mangoes does not indicate its ripeness. Give it a squeeze, you want the flesh to be firm but give just slightly. Serve: Eat raw, add to salads, smoothies, or even salsas. Mangoes have a natural tenderizing property so they are the perfect addition to a meat marinade. Watermelon Health Benefits: Watermelon has a very high water content, hence the name, and is ... also rich in potassium. Watermelon is great for helping you stay hydrated in the summer sun. Buy: Look for a smooth, unblemished rind. When you pick up a watermelon, it should feel heavy for its size, indicating lots of watery goodness inside. Serve: Fresh watermelon is perfect on its own but can also be added to salads, fruit cocktails or frozen drinks. Like many summer fruits and vegetables, it can also be grilled! Chile Peppers Health Benefits: Peppers are loaded with vitamin C and capsaicin

content – less than 10 calories per half cup. They also have a high water content, so they’re perfect for summer. After washing, toss sliced cucumbers with rice vinegar and dill for a low calorie snack. Watermelon Watermelon is more than just a barbecue staple. It also helps restore fluids and electrolytes lost through sweat, which is likely to happen if you’re outside in the summer. If juice accumulates at the bottom of the bowl once you’ve cut your watermelon, drain it off. This keeps it from getting soggy so you can enjoy it longer.

Assorted Fruit Tray Deli Meat Tray Vegetable Tray Shrimp Tray - with sauce Buns - for all sandwich sizes Other Party Ideas Watermelon Boat Barbecue Pork Barbeque Beef Ham Salad Chicken Salad Potato Salad Fruit/Vegetable Kabobs Bakery Treats Fareway has a large selection of bakery items available, including custom ordering options at select Fareway Bakery locations. Sheet Cakes Cupcakes Decorated Cookies Specialty Bars

favorite seasonings. Consider using coconut oil instead of butter or olive oil for a lighter option. Plus, the light flavor from coconut oil is just the right amount of sweet. Grilled Dessert? Why Not! Believe it or not, grilling fruit is absolutely delicious! From pineapple kabobs to watermelon “steaks”, some of our favorite side dishes have the ability to become the main course with a few simple steps. If you’re not quite ready to move fruit to the main course, make it a tasty dessert

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Assorted cheese Assorted fruit Deli meat selection Watermelon boat BBQ pork and beef Shrimp display Ham/chicken/potato salad Graduation Party Recipes If you're interested in making your graduation party drinks, appetizers, entrees, and desserts, we have the perfect assortment of recipes that we guarantee will be a hit! Graduation Party Appetizers Cucumber Cups Picking out graduation party appetizers can be one of the trickiest pieces of the process. You don’t want to make too

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