All About Watermelon!

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"Nutritionists have long appreciated the health benefits watermelon provides. Watermelon not only boosts your "health esteem," but it is has excellent levels of vitamins A and C and a good level of vitamin B6."

Vitamin A
found in watermelon is important for optimal eye health, can help prevent night-blindness, and boosts immunity by enhancing the infection-fighting actions of white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Vitamin B6
found in watermelon helps the immune system produce antibodies. Antibodies are needed to fight many diseases. Vitamin B6 helps maintain normal nerve function and form red blood cells. The body uses it to help break down proteins. The more protein you eat, the more vitamin B6 you need.

Vitamin C
in watermelon can help to bolster the immune system's defenses against infections and viruses and can protect a body from harmful free radicals that can accelerate aging and conditions such as cataracts.

A two-cup serving of watermelon is also a source of potassium*, a mineral necessary for water balance and found inside of every cell. People with low potassium levels can experience muscle cramps.

Fun Facts


The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years
ago in Egypt.
  • Watermelon is 92% water.
  • Watermelon's official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family
    Curcurbitaceae. It is cousins to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.

    History of Watermelon

    By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., followed by cantaloupe and honeydew. Early explorers used watermelons as canteens
    The first cookbook published in the U.S. in 1776 contained a recipe for watermelon rind pickles.. In 1990, Bill Carson of Arrington, TN grew the largest watermelon at 262 pounds that is still on the record books (1998 ed. Guinness Book of World Records).

    Watermelon is thought to have originated in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt and is depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics on walls of their ancient buildings. Watermelons were often placed in the burial tombs of kings to nourish them in the afterlife.

    From there, watermelons spread throughout countries along the Mediterranean Sea by way of merchant ships. By the 10th century, watermelon found its way to China, which is now the world's number one producer of watermelons.

    The 13th century found watermelon spread through the rest of Europe via the Moors.

    Southern food historian, John Egerton, believes watermelon made its way to the United States with African slaves as he states in his book, "Southern Food."

    The United States currently ranks fourth in worldwide production of watermelon. Forty-four states grow watermelons with Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and Arizona consistently leading the country in production.
    Types and Varieties of Watermelon
     
    About 200-300 varieties are grown in the U.S. and Mexico, although there are about 50 varieties that are very popular. You can do an online search or contact a seed company to find out more about common and historic watermelon varieties. The modern watermelon lover sees his or her watermelon options as these five types: Seeded, Seedless, Mini, Yellow and Orange.

    All the Facts and Information on this page are courtesy
    of The National Watermelon Promotion Board
    www.watermelon.org




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Ingredients for Cu`i Watermelon Punch

  • 3/4 oz. Crème de Almond
    • 3/4 oz. Liqueur, melon
    • 3/4 oz. Rum, coconut
    • 3 oz. Cu`i Watermelon Drink
    • 1 slice Watermelon

      Mixing Instructions

      Shake all ingredients except melon liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a hurricane glass with some ice and layer melon liqueur on top. Garnish with a slice of watermelon.

      Ingredients for Cu`i Watermelon Martini

      • 1 oz. Schnapps, watermelon
      • 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
      • 2 oz. Cu`i Watermelon Drink
      • 1 splash Pineapple Juice
      • 1 slice Watermelon

      Mixing Instructions

      Build over ice in shaker, shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with watermelon slice.  

      Ingredients for Cu`i Watermelon Margarita

      • 6 oz. Tequila, white
        3 oz. Cu`i Watermelon Drink
      • Lime
      • 16 oz. (seedless) Watermelon

      Mixing Instructions

      Use a blender to liquefy a seedless watermelon. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend, adding ice until desired consistency is reached. Serve in coupe glasses with sugared rims.

      Ingredients Cu`i Watermelon Madness

      • 4 oz. Curacao, orange
        2 oz.
        Liqueur, melon
        2 Cups
        Rum, white
        4 oz. Lime Juice
      • 1 handful Mint
      • 4 oz. Cu`i Watermelon Drink
      • 2 Cups Watermelon

      Mixing Instructions

      Puree and strain 5 cups cubed watermelon (will yield 2 cups of puree). Warm 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup sugar and mint leaves. Steep for 10 minutes. Remove mint and cool. Add all ingredients to pitcher and stir. Shake over ice just before serving.

       Ingredients for Cu`i Watermelon Spin

      • 8 1/3 oz. (flavored if desired) Vodka
        1-2 Lime
        16 oz. Cu`i Watermelon Drink

      Mixing Instructions

       Add Cu`i Watermelon Drink and Vodka and squeeze in one or two whole limes. Pour into a punch bowl and serve over crushed ice in champagne glasses.

 


  • *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
     

     

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