Tuesday, May 20, 2008


It is the King of my Fruityland.

The big , round and plump with a dark green skin colour is the most adorable. The interior : a luscious , fleshy red ; sequined with dark little seeds.

As a child , I used to scoop out the white flesh beyond the juicy red.
They scolded me for it.
( Was I being greedy ? )
As a young adult , the habit persists.
( Am I still greedy ? )
I get more slices , yet I refuse to give up.
Then , there is the craving of satisfaction in cutting them. No matter how busy I am , I like to devote time to indulge in slicing it open. It is a request : Let me have the pleasure of opening its locked beauty , 'first' ; then you can take your share.

Some facts :
(1) Watermelon is 92% water.
(2) Its official name : Citrullus lanatus
Of the botanical family : Curcurbitacae
Related to : cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.
( That makes it a Vegetable ?!)
(3) Watermelon is an ideal health food because it doesn't contain any fat or cholesterol, and is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 & C.

Sweet , juicy , cool -
Have a watermelonicious summer .....


Materialmom said...

Mmmmmmmm......very refreshing
My cousin never eats watermelon because the seeds embedded remind her of the ticks on a dog!
We know what she is missing.

ThalassicReverie said...

'ticks on a dog' ?
She must be seeing too many dogs , too closely.
Comparing it to a lovely melon with seeds ?!
Too bad.