Refreshing Summer Treats

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watermelon

Watermelons are in season and a perfect way to refresh your palette and cool off on a hot summer day!! Watermelon is considered to be a fruit because it contains seeds, and a vegetable because they are grown from planted seeds and harvested like other vegetables. They are members of the gourd family and are related to squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins. They are delicious and very nutritious as they are about 92% water; however, you must be aware of the natural sugar content if you’re counting carbs and/or calories. One cup of this delicious fruit equals around 9g of sugar and 12g of carbohydrates.
Support a local farmer and enjoy one today!!

Submitted By: Sonya G. Patterson, Family and Consumer Science Agent