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What to Know Before You Take Another Bite of Watermelon

Because it's so delicious, we have to wonder if watermelon could possibly be good for you. After all, it does seem like most things we love are terrible for us, so is watermelon one of those things? We're going to find out.

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    What You Need To Know Before You Take Another Bite Of Watermelon

    What You Need To Know Before You Take Another Bite Of Watermelon

    We're pretty hard pressed to find anything bad to say about watermelon. I mean, how can you hate on something that tastes like a dessert but hydrates your body like a sports drink, all without setting off a calorie bomb in your belly? In addition to chowing down on a refreshing wedge at a backyard barbecue, there seem to be innumerable ways to use a watermelon: You can make adorable little melon balls or grill a few wedges to serve as an appetizer. Blend it into your morning smoothie or churn it into ice cream. Toss it with salty feta and call it a salad, or get creative and turn the whole honking thing into a boozy keg. There are some pretty amazing ways to use up watermelon, so don't be afraid to get creative if you find yourself with leftovers. Because, let's be real — the average watermelon yields 14 to 18 pounds of edible fruit, and who can eat that much in one sitting?

    Put Salt On Watermelon And Watch What Happens

    Put Salt On Watermelon And Watch What Happens

    Who knew that salt could be used for so much more than adding a little extra boost to our margaritas? Salt has become the secret ingredient to spicing up many things in the kitchen. If you want to smooth out the flavor of your coffee, add salt. One of the tricks to making the creamiest mac and cheese ever? Add salt. So, it probably comes as no surprise that the secret to enhancing your watermelon-eating experience comes by, you guessed it, adding salt. If you've ever had a craving for a sweet, juicy watermelon slice, only to bite into bitterness, you'll be happy to know a quick pinch of salt can change that.

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