The fruit I want to talk about today is watermelon.  Watermelons are available year-round but are more plentiful April through October.

Watermelons are packed with Vitamins A, B6 and C.  They also contain potassium and have more Lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable.  More than twice that of tomatoes.

Before you cut a watermelon it is best to store it at room temperature.  They will keep for 7 – 10 days.  After cutting, be sure to refrigerate.  Use these within 3 – 4 days.

Watermelon is delicious by itself or added to salads, desserts or even entrees.  Many watermelon recipes can be found at www.watermelon.org.