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You know summer is here when you’re snacking on watermelon. But you probably didn’t know watermelon has the highest concentrations of lycopene of any fresh fruit or vegetable.

 SELECTING YOUR WATERMELON:

  • Avoid melons with a flat side.
  • The skin should be dull, not shiny.
  • Slap the melon. You should hear a hollow thump.

 STORING YOUR WATERMELON:

  • Store in the refrigerator no more than a week.

 SERVING YOUR WATERMELON:

  • Cut your watermelon into four quarters.
  • Slice each watermelon quarter into wedges and serve.
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Last Updated Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 05:20 PM.