Watermelon is a very delicious, refreshing, interesting, and highly cultivated fruit all over the world. It grows on a vine-like flowering plant, originally domesticated in West Africa.
- Keeps us hydrated due to high water content.
- Packed with the nutrients such as vitamins, and minerals.
- It has antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Contains very low calories.
- Prevents cancer and improves heart health.
- Great for eye health.
- Relieves muscle soreness.
- Good for skin and hair.
Nicely wash and wipe the watermelon. Place it horizontally, on a flat surface or chopping board.
Hold the watermelon on top. Using a sharp kitchen knife cut off the bottom part. This is to give a flat base to the fruit.
Place the fruit vertically on its flat base. Cut it vertically into two equal halves.
Fruit divided into two halves.
Refreshing watermelon pieces ready to cut into wedges and/or cubes 🍉
For the wedges, cut one of the halves further into two vertical halves.
Take one quarter piece at a time…
Cut into slices of your desired thickness.
Arrange it on a serving plate/dish.
Cut the rest of the fruit into bite size pieces.
Its red color is due to the presence of a compound Lycopene.
Different ways to store the leftover watermelon.
Cover the box with a proper lid and refrigerate it for later use.
A *Silicon Stretch Lid* to cover the uncut fruit and refrigerate it for later use.
We may also freeze the watermelon in a freezer bag to create a smoothie, slush etc.