Contains 10% of your daily vitamin C needs.

Purchasing, Storing and Serving

When choosing a watermelon, look for a large, dark yellow spot on its skin, as this indicates that it is ripe. If there is not a noticeable yellow spot, pick the watermelon up. It should feel heavier than it looks.

Watermelon can be stored whole for two to three weeks in the fridge or about seven days on the counter. If storing cut watermelon, wrap the cut side in plastic or in a sealed container. Cut watermelon will keep for about three days.

Wash with cool water, then cut the top and bottom of the watermelon so it stands upright. Slice the watermelon into quarters. From here, you may shave off the rind and cut the watermelon into cubes or keep the rind and cut into slices.