Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Watermelon--still yummo

…No, you are not looping—HA has covered the virtues of the green orb before. The National Watermelon Promotion Board sent her a gorgeous press kit then, too, and she believes such industry should be rewarded.

…Watermelon is not just for picnics anymore, HA learns.

…Watermelon is health food, crammed with lycopene, the anti-oxidant king.

…It’s also heart healthy—increasing the amino acids citruline and arginine to maintain blood flow.

…It’s a dandy muscle builder—try humping one of those babies across the park.

…WM is cholesterol free and pretty much fat free.

…It’s a diuretic, so you don’t get that bloated feeling. .

…Some fruits are getting a funky rep these days for E. coli, so be sure your watermelon is free of cracks. Wash your hands—and rinse the WM—before cutting into it. Always refrigerate after cutting it.

…For some recipes, go to http://www.watermelon.org/. Crab cakes with watermelon dipping sauce, anyone?

…HA liked the sounds of watermelon grapefruit shooters. What’s not to love?

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