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Beta Carotene in Watermelon

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How Much Beta Carotene in Watermelon?

1 cup of cubed watermelon contains about 461 g of beta carotene.

The cool thing about watermelons is that they are available in so many sizes and colors - from baby melons to those weighing several pounds.

Largest Watermelon on Record

The current largest watermelon record stands at 286.8 pounds, set by Lloyd Bright. That's amazing!

Simple Recipes for Watermelon

1. Many recipes are tried and true, no fail show-stoppers which please crowds through visual presentation.

Such is the old-fashioned Watermelon Boat where the meat of the melon is scooped out and the hulled rind is refilled with a barrage of fruit selections.

Have you ever created this simple recipe? And if so, what fruit did you choose to use as a filler? As you think about that, we will share our favorites.

We like to use the following melons in ball-form: honeydew, yellow and red meat watermelons, and cantaloupe.

Time to Add Splashes of Color to Your Diet Plan

Now we have a beautiful array of color that can be set off using other selections. Let's add a few purple seedless grapes and small whole strawberries.

Other  berries will also enhance colors such as raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.

The great thing about this recipe is not only that it is beautiful - it's also very low in calories.

2. Add chunks of watermelon to your next side salad for a refreshing bite.

3. Top the melon chunks that have been seeded with crumbled cheese; feta works very well.

Add your favorite chopped nuts or hulled seeds - such as pumpkin or sunflower.

Beta Carotene Content of Vine Fruits

Data Based on g & 1 Cup Unless Noted

Pumpkin, canned, without salt

17003

Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, without salt (1)

16803

Melons, cantaloupe, raw

3232

Peas, edible-podded, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained

1216

Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average

808

Tomato products, canned, puree, without salt added

765

Watermelon, raw

461

Blackberries, raw

184

Beans, snap, yellow, canned

85

Blueberries, frozen, sweetened

69

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