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Melon facts and general information about melons including:
Honeydew melon

Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum

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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: 

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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.

Tehmena's Silly Watermelon Punch!

by Tehmena

watermelon punch

Ice, 8 cubes
Castor Sugar, 2 Tbs
A Soft Drink, 2 Tbs, like 7 up
1/2 watermelon, cut in cubes

First you need to put the ice, chopped apple, watermelon and castor sugar in a blender. Blend it smooth but not as smooth as a smoothie. After that pour in cups, filling half way. Then fill to the top with a soft drink. DRINK EAT AND ENJOY!

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.

Kids Cooking Video Fun: Watermelon Jack o Lantern

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