Watermelon Has More Lycopene Than Raw Tomatoes
Watermelon contains more Lycopene (which is a powerful carotenoid antioxidant that gives fruits and vegetables it’s pink or red color).
Compared to a large fresh tomato, one cup of watermelon has 1.5 times the lycopene (6 milligrams (mg) in watermelon compared to 4 mg in a tomato)
Watermelon Juice Can Relieve Muscle Soreness
Contains a little over one gram of l-citrulline, an amino acid that seems to protect against muscle pain.
Watermelon Is a Fruit and a Vegetable
It is related to cucumbers, pumpkin, and squash family which makes it a vegetable but it is a sweet, seed-producing plant which makes it a fruit too!
You Can Eat Watermelon Rind and Seeds
Put it in a blender with some lime for a healthy refreshing treat. The rind actually contains more of the amino acid citrulline than the pink watermelons.
Watermelon is 91% water and will help keep you hydrated!
Watermelon is low in sugar….. 1 cup of watermelon has 9 grams of sugar.
The next time you are wondering what to have as a snack, reach for some watermelon and enjoy! If you have any further questions about nutrition or what to eat, contact us at 612-454-6409