This post is sponsored by the Watermelon Board. All opinions are our own.

Watermelon and summer pretty much go hand-in-hand. While watermelon is commonly thought of as a summer only fruit, it’s available year-round. This summer, we’re teaming up with our friends at the Watermelon Board to share healthy recipes, tips and more with you!

Health Benefits of Watermelon:

  • Excellent levels of Vitamin A and C for optimal eye health and a boost in immunity
  • Good source of Vitamin B6 to help your body produce antibodies, maintain nerve function and form red blood cells.
  • Watermelon is 92% water and a great way to stay hydrated.
  • Contains lycopene, an antioxidant carotenoid studied for its potential role in reducing the risk of heart disease, various cancers and protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.

We get a lot of questions asking how to pick the perfect fruit or veggie. For finding a good watermelon, it’s just 3 easy steps:

  1. Look for firm, symmetrical watermelons that are free from bruises, cuts or dents.
  2. Pick up the watermelon. A good one should be heavy for its size.
  3. Check the bottom, there should be a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.

10 Healthy Watermelon Recipes:

For more information on watermelon including recipes, prep times, videos and more, visit Watermelon.org.