Summer is the season when that tasty fruit, the watermelon, once again makes an appearance around the dinner table and the picnic area. Besides being made up of nearly 90% water, watermelons are also a great source of significant vitamins and minerals.
So, what is watermelon made of? It is chock full of a considerable amount of vitamins A and C. It contains thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate and niacin in small amounts. It is a great source of potassium, and also contains magnesium, calcium, phosphorous and iron in trace amounts. It is also very low in calories, free of fats and cholesterol and is rich in carotenoids.
Because of these nutritional facts and their amazing taste, we should enjoy watermelons while they last!