25 May '12, 9pm

Watermelon season has begun! Here's why you should eat it:

One cup of diced watermelon contains just 48 calories and provides about a quarter of your vitamin C Daily Value and 10 percent of your vitamin A needs. It also has more lycopene—a phytochemical linked to lower rates of cancer and heart disease—than raw tomatoes. Plus, it's 92 percent water, making it an excellent postrun thirst-quencher. Get the Best Whole melons should feel heavy for their size and have a smooth (but not overly shiny or dull) rind. "One side, called the underbelly—the side resting on the ground as it grows on the vine—should be a slightly lighter color," says chef Patricia Wells. If it's not lighter, the fruit may have been picked too early. Cut watermelon should have a deep pink color, without any white streaks. Kitchen Simple Wells loves watermelon sorbet in the summer. Cube eight to 10 cups of watermelon (discard seeds). Puree in a blender until you h...

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