Watermelon

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This sweet and juicy fruit is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, whose other members include the cantaloup, squash and pumpkin, all of which grow on vines on the ground. Watermelons are one of the heaviest fruits the world, and can weigh up to ninety pounds!

Watermelons are not only deliciously refreshing, but also contain a number of powerful nutrients. They are rich in vitamin C and vitamin A and their antioxidant content has the potential to reduce inflammation associated with asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis. In addition to quenching your thirst with its high water content, the watermelon even has energizing abilities due to the vitamin B in every bite which aids in energy production. Because the watermelon holds so much water, it's nutrient-to-calorie ratio is remarkably high meaning it makes a healthy snack in every respect.

Although watermelon is most commonly eaten plain straight from the rind, if you're feeling adventurous, then try it in a sweet and savory summer salad with feta cheese and olive oil!