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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

What The Angels Eat...





“When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.”
~Mark Twain

This is my nephew enjoying his watermelon. I think he got it from me since his Dad is not so into fruits...and watermelon happens to be my favorite! I can have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday...

Let me share with you some facts about watermelon --

* Not only does it quench your thirst, it can also quench inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.

* Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide.

* Watermelon is an ideal health food because it doesn’t contain any fat or cholesterol, is high in fiber and vitamins A & C and is a good source of potassium. Pink watermelon is also a source of the potent carotenoid antioxidant, lycopene. These powerful antioxidants travel through the body neutralizing free radicals. (Read more nutritional facts about watermelon.)

* Watermelon is a vegetable! It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash. Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.

* Watermelon is grown in over 96 countries worldwide.

* In China and Japan watermelon is a popular gift to bring a host.

* In Israel and Egypt, the sweet taste of watermelon is often paired with the salty taste of feta cheese.

Happy Wordful Filled Wednesday!

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31 comments:

Melanie said...

Such a sweet picture!

brocasarea said...

true..nice facts there:)

Muthering Heights said...

What fun facts...now I have even more excuses to eat it! :)

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

sweet photo - my kids don't like watermelon for some reason(I dont' either though)

Rebecca said...

You've given this pregnant girl a lovely reason to indulge in some watermelon! Cute picture!

angie said...

It's a vegetable? I didn't know that. I've always wanted to like watermelon b/c people who do seem to enjoy it so much. Thanks for the factoids about it.

Jennifer said...

What an absolutely gorgeous photo!

AD said...

awwww that is such a sweeto!

happy WW

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ROSIDAH said...

Your nephew is a sweetie eating some sweet watermelon! Have a great day :)

Thom said...

Great picture. I so love Watermelon... :)

SandyCarlson said...

That's adorable!

Gabriel said...

He certainly likes watermelon!!! :-)

Thanks for dropping by, it's a pleasure having you back!

My post...

Amanda Guthrie said...

Those eyes are amazing, he could get watermelon or any other treat from me any time! What a cutie pie!

Momisodes said...

Mmmm, I just love watermelon. What an adorable photo!
Who knew there were so many varieties of watermelon :)

2 by 2 Boutique said...

i love watermelon!! (and i can vouch for how great it tastes with feta!!)



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Deanna said...

He's adorable! We love watermelon, too! Hopefully, we'll find some good ones this year! Have a wonderful day!

Luna said...

Sweet picture !
Nice facts about watermelon. We love to eat it in summer. We only get it here in summer and we get it the most time from spain . It doesn´t grow in Germany. Maybe it´s too cold...Happy WW!!!

storyteller's other blog said...

Adorable ;--)
I love watermelon too!
Hugs and blessings,

DavaoBase said...

It's our favorite here, too. Mmm.. :)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Not only do I love watermelon, but your nephew sure looks like the definition of "angel" in this photo!

Lovely post, Mariposa!

LaTonya Yvette said...

How cute! You learn something new everyday.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Wow, great photo but what an amazing set of facts! Thanks!

And thanks for stopping by today!

NickTay said...

I love watermelon! Great shot!

Jessie said...

Sweet - we love watermelon too :)

DaisyDeadhead said...

Just adorable! Happy WW to you also!

Wellness Writer said...

Great photograph! What an adorable child! And what interesting information on watermelon!

Susan

Stephanie said...

I knew there was a reason I liked watermelon! Fun photo, too! :)

Thanks for stopping by my WW post.

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

Your nephew is so cute! Now I'm craving watermelon. It's my favorite fruit as well.

lisaschaos said...

Precious! looks yummy too!

Suze said...

I'm a big fan of watermelon and your cute nephew!!

The Bumbles said...

And don't forget that watermelons create the perfect seeds for spitting! You picked a perfect quote to go with your photo.