You Know It's Summer When the Watermelon's Are Ripe!
🍉Watermelons are a low calorie fruit that have a number of vitamins and minerals that can help fight inflammation and prevent a significant amount of illnesses.
🍉This specific melon is rich in antioxidants that fights free radicals in the body. One of the antioxidants is lycopene, it has amazing health benefits including the little known history of helping to prevent breast and prostate cancer.
🍉 Lycopene also has a greater than average ability to quench free radicals that cause damage to cells.
🍉 Lycopene gives many fruits and vegetables their red color. Strangely enough the red color in cherries and strawberries is not caused by lycopene.
🍉 Watermelon juice can also relieve muscle soreness due to the amount of amino acid in the pink of the flesh and the green rind.
Below, I have including another recipe:
This weeks recipe is watermelon, olive, caper & feta salad from Eating Well. Again feel free to comment on how your salad turned out ❤️.
Watermelon, olive, caper & feta salad
What's Your Favorite Way to Eat Watermelon?
Welcome to Farmer's Market Friday
Each week I will feature a vegetable, fruit, nut, seed, or herb.
Farmer's Market Recipe Contest
Submit your recipe for any of the foods included in Farmer's Market Friday. I'll compile my favorites in and ebook (that I'll send you to you).
At the end of each month, I'll pick one winner out of a hat of all the people that submitted that month, to receive a free copy of Deborah Madison's cookbook, Vegetable Literacy or The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone....your choice.