Read This Before You Take Another Bite of Watermelon

Read This Before You Take Another Bite of Watermelon

2020/06/23

There are hundreds of watermelon varieties, and not all of them have red flesh. Several types lack lycopene, the antioxidant that gives watermelon its red color. Instead, they're rich in beta-carotene, giving them a bright yellow hue or a slight orange tint. Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to tell from the outside — almost all watermelons have striped green rinds.



When you're shopping at the grocery store, it's unlikely to pick up a yellow watermelon on accident. Most markets only offer one or two types of watermelon, all of which are red on purpose. If you can find varieties like Desert King, Tender-Gold, Yellow Baby, or Yellow Doll at a farmer's market, give one a try — yellow and orange watermelons are sweeter and more honeyed than the red varieties. Plus, they look pretty cool and they're a great way to impress company at a dinner party. If that's not an option and you have a green thumb, order some seeds and grow one of these varieties in your backyard.















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