Melon facts and general information about melons including:
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
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.
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
Tehmena's Silly Watermelon Punch!
Ice, 8 cubes
Castor Sugar, 2 tbs
A Soft Drink, 2 tbs
watermelon, half cut
First you need to put the ice, chopped apple, and castor 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!
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.