Storage: Melons will continue to ripen and soften a little at room temperature but not much. Whole melons should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Preparation: Click here for a guide to cutting melon.
Taste: Sweet, fresh, juicy
Nutritional Benefits: Watermelon is rich in an amino acid called L-citrulline which may help to soothe sore muscles. Melons are also rich in vitamin A for eye health and vitamin C for immunity. Finally, melon is loaded with the antioxidant lycopene that helps to prevent certain kinds of cancer.