• Watermelon: A Fruit Or A Vegetable?

    By New York Family

    Drum roll please…BOTH! Watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable. It is a fruit because it grows from a seed, it has a sweet flavor and refreshing qualities. It is a vegetable because it is harvested and cleared from the field like other vegetables and because it is a member of the same family as the cucumbers, pumpkin and squash. In fact, in 2007 watermelon became Oklahoma’s official state vegetable. Either way you think about it, watermelon is very healthy for you. This veggie disguised as a fruit is rich in Vitamin C, which is important for wound healing, healthy gums and teeth. Also high in Vitamin A, this veggie-fruit will help your body make cells that fight infections.

    Did you know that watermelon is 90% water? Besides its health benefits the watermelon is also a thirst quenching food and completely delicious. Try this fun recipe for ice pops at home!

    Watermelon Ice Pops
    Chunks of Fresh Fruit
    try grapes, strawberries, blueberries or anything you have in the refrigerator

    Puree the watermelon in a blender or food processor and pour it into Popsicle molds. Drop in your favorite chucks of fresh fruit, and freeze! For an even easier recipe, free the watermelon puree in ice cube trays and add it to your favorite beverage of choice for a sweet treat.

    -Jessi Walter, cupcakekids.com

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