The healthy gift of watermelon:
Nothing says you care like the gift of a small watermelon. At least that’s the custom in China where the offer of this red-fleshed cucurbit (melon, pumpkin, gourd family) is considered a fine way to please a gracious host or ill friend. It seems there is more to this Chinese custom than just great taste. Watermelon’s nutrition profile is sending this kid-friendly delight to “super-food” status. In addition to being a perfect hydrator (after all, it’s 92% water), watermelon is packed with nutrients including the antioxidant lycopene, vitamin C, thiamin and vitamin B6, vitamin A, pantothenic acid, magnesium and potassium.