Yellow Watermelon

Yellow WatermelonI love a good surprise and I got one recently in the produce section – yellow watermelon. The bright yellow flesh caught my eye and into my reusable canvas grocery sack it went. The second surprise came later when I tasted my discovery. It tasted exactly the same as its red-fleshed cousin!

Yellow watermelons are one of more than 1,200 types of watermelon grown in 96 countries. They’re available year round, thanks to Mexican imports, but melons from California and Arizona are in season from May to October. The yellow flesh is due to the absence of the antioxidant lycopene, which gives tomatoes and other watermelons their red color.

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