Nothing says summer more than a refreshing slice of watermelon. According to the USDA, at 46 calories per cup, watermelon offers 20% of your daily intake of vitamin C and 17% vitamin A. Watermelons are mostly water, actually about 92 percent, but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has besides vitamin A and C, significant levels of vitamin B6 and lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. There's even a modest amount of potassium. In just one cup, watermelon has 1.5 times more lycopene than a large fresh tomato.
To celebrate National Watermelon Day, have some watermelon for dessert tonight! Slice it up and eat it plain, cook it on the grill, mix it into a salsa, or blend it into a smoothie. Enjoy!