Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Remember my post about the Japanese square watermelons? The Japanese found a way to store the bulky round watermelons. They made it square. Now, why would anyone be that compelled to go to such lengths just to effectively store and sell watermelons? There are three answers.

First, watermelon is full of lycopene. Lycopene is said to be a cancer-crushing element. Tomato and pineapple are said to be full of lycopene too but the watermelon, beats them in content. Second, watermelon is said to be beneficial to our skin. It is loaded with a key compound credited with helping skin's healing and regenerative processes. Lastly, watermelon is practically calorie-free. A cup of watermelon has about 50 calories. You can satisfy your sweet-tooth and not worry on calories.

It is better to leave your watermelon out of the fridge until you plan on eating it. Watermelon continues to ripen and produce antioxidants after it has been picked. Chilling it would stop the process.

Next time you're at the grocery's fruit section go pick your watermelon- round, oblong or square.

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Posted by desperateblogger On 7/22/2008 10:20:00 AM 2 comments

2 comments:

  1. Hello ,

    Yes, I agree with you. Watermelon is a "health" food and low in calories too.

    And yes, it is low in calories and a good dessert food.

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  2. One of my very favorite. The husband doesn't like it so ako lang kumakain...yay.

    Papadalan mo talaga ko ng beach walk?? Mahahalikan kita pag nagkita tayo...hahaha.

    Linis muna ako ng konti kasi pauwi si husband later galing ng Texas. Baka mapalo ako pag madumi....hahaha...

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