One way to turn watermelon into finger food is to make wedges and push sticks through the rinds. Another is to take the rinds off and slice the pulp into cubes. Or we can make spheres with a melon baller. My favorite method, however, is to use an old fashioned apple corer.
The logs in my photo were made in this manner, and I juiced the remaining pulp. Watermelon juice is not only delicious, but according to some it qualifies as a superfood. Rich in lycopene, a nutrient also found in tomatoes, watermelon juice helps nourish the skin, and protects against sun damage. It also contains nutrients that strengthen the heart by relaxing the muscles and increasing the flow of blood. It is anti-inflamatory, kidney cleansing, hydrating, and full of minerals.
Whether you eat your watermelon or drink it, watermelon is one of the great joys of summer and I will be sorry to see the season end.
Image Credit » I took this photo with my smart phone.