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Posted: 6/15/2009 6:33:37 AM EST
It's my day off, so today is the day for me to be lazy and sleep in. I go to the freezer to grab some Eggo waffles for breakfast just now- all gone. Turn to the counter where the loaf of bread usually is, figuring I'll just make toast. Nope. All gone too.
Opened up the fridge, and there's a container of sliced up watermelon. I can handle that.
So my question is, does this have any nutritional value? Seems like it's 90% water with some natural sugars to make it slightly sweet. Is it actually "good for me"?
I know I could Google this stuff, but this is what GD is for...and remember, this is like my lazy Saturday.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:34:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:35:22 AM EST
Yes it does.  Mostly Lycopene.   I had some this mornng for breakfast myself.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:35:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:35:40 AM EST
a ton of lycopene, apparently
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:37:18 AM EST
staves of dehydration

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:39:05 AM EST
makes the penis harder.
Natures Viagra
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:46:15 AM EST
The rind is going to be more "nutritious" than the flesh.  I suppose you could also malt and mash the seeds to get lots of amino acids, too.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:47:44 AM EST
Makes good wine.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:49:02 AM EST
I suck it down like candy.  Who gives a crap if it's good for you or not.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:49:13 AM EST
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Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:55:02 AM EST
Potentially a lot of lycopene (sp?) if you let them sit in the sun.

Most people don't know when a watermellon is ripe.  Here is how.

When it gets close to ripeness from external signs (like the stem browning a bit), take a scale out and weigh the melons.  You can write on them with marker.  Keep a list of weights.  When they are almost ripe, their weight will peak.  When it starts to drop (assuming that you aren't in the middle of the worst heat wave in 50 years and a drought or something like that) clip the stem.  Let them sit for a week in the sun.  The sugar will peak somewhere around 7-10 days (hotter weather makes it happen faster, still it takes a few days at least in the Texas summer).  Chill that melon and enjoy it.  This is also supposed to maximize the vitamin content of the melon, at least according to the aggies.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:56:59 AM EST
<knock off the stupid racist jokes please - DK>
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:59:48 AM EST

who could have seen that comedy gold coming?!?!?!?!

thanks for coming out and saying what 1/3 the membership has been itching to say!

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:01:47 AM EST

Makes good wine.

Yep –– goes good with old dogs and children.

(My fellow oldsters here will get that...)

I got it.  Tom T. Hall.   Good song.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:07:56 AM EST
Who cares?  It's yummy, eat it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:09:12 AM EST
I suck it down like candy.  Who gives a crap if it's good for you or not.

+1. I eat the stuff till I am,well,stuffed!

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:11:53 AM EST
Nope...Watermelon does not have nutritional value...thats why you have to complement it with fried chicken and grape soda

Ohhh...I'm going to hell

I keed I keed  
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:12:02 AM EST
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