Melon Facts

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Melon facts and general information about melons including:
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew melon

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Melons are Available:

Melons are available fresh in the summertime.

How Do Melons Grow:

Melons grow from seeds planted in the garden. They form vines and can grow quite long.

What to Look for When Buying Melons:

Buy a melon that is heavy. For watermelons the heavier melon means more juice and tastier. The under belly should be yellow. Cantaloupe should have a sweet smell as well as a honeydew melon.

Melon Storage Tips:

Keep cut melons in the refrigerator. If uncut,  store in a cool dark place.

How to Cook with Melons:

Melons are eaten raw. Cut up or use a melon baller in fruit salads and eaten as is.

Melon Nutrition Facts:

1/2 cup cubed melons is one serving size. Melons provide Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin, potassium, Vitamin B6 and lycopene.

Melon Recipes: 

Watermelon Salad

  • 1 Cup seeded, chopped watermelon
  • 1/2 Cup chopped strawberries
  • ½ Cup chopped kiwifruit
  • ½ Cup chopped peaches
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons honey
Mix fruit together in serving bowl. Mix lime juice and honey together and toss over fruit.
***For fun you could serve the salad in halved and hollowed limes, in hollowed out watermelon, or inside half a coconut, hollowed pineapple, etc.
fruit salad

Tehmena's Silly Watermelon Punch!

watermelon punch
  • Ice, 8 cubes
  • Apple, cut into pieces
  • 2 T. white sugar
  • 1-2 Cups watermelon, cut in pieces
  • 2 T. Soft Drink (like 7 up)
First you need to put the ice, chopped apple, watermelon and sugar in a blender. Blend it smooth but not as smooth as a smoothie. After that pour into serving cups, filling half way. Then fill the top with a soft drink.  DRINK EAT AND ENJOY!

Try this recipe for Watermelon Slushie also.

Fruit Salad

  • 1/4 Cup peach slices
  • 1/4 Cup pineapple slices
  • 1/4 Cup raspberries
  • 1/4 Cup black berries
  • 2 slices of fresh watermelon
Cut fruit in slices or chunks and combine into a serving bowl for an easy fruit salad.

Watermelon Cones

watermelon cones Ingredients:
  • Ice cream cake cones
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • Blueberries or chopped strawberries
  • Seedless watermelon
  • Sprinkles
Using regular cake cones fill the bottom of each cone with a tablespoon of cream cheese frosting. Then place a spoonful of blueberries over the frosting. Using an ice cream scoop, place a scoop of seedless watermelon over the berries. Add sprinkles on top for fun and festivity. You'll have a healthy, delicious and adorable treat kids ask for again and again. Great for birthday parties, 4th of July or anytime.

Watermelon Madness

Recipe by Nina
  • 2 C. chopped seedless watermelon
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 2 C ice cubes
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Blend together until smooth. Add a mint sprig on top for a garnish.

Watermelon Slice Snack

Up your watermelon snack with this idea!
  • Watermelon slice
  • yogurt
  • sliced bananas
  • berries
  • nuts or granola, optional
Add a spoonful of yogurt to a watermelon slice and add sliced fruit. Garnish with a sprinkle of nuts if desired or granola.
watermelon slice snack

Kids Cooking Video Fun: Watermelon Jack o Lantern

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