Keith Connors

Weekdays 10a-3p

Almost Over – 5 Things You May Not Know About Tampa Bay’s #1 Summer Treat. As Summer winds down, let’s take a look, and one more bite. It’s sweet. It’s refreshing. And when I’m at Sam’s Club, there is one in every single grocery cart! Nothing better than Watermelon on a hot summer day in Tampa Bay. Sometimes we cut it. Sometime we scoop it. And then yes, most often just slice that ice cold summer treat bad boy and just dive in with your face!

Watermelon Factoids:

 

  • It's All About The Water Baby

    Watermelon is 92% water, so eating it is a great way to stay hydrated.

  • Good For You In More Ways Than One

    A typical serving is just 40 calories and contains a small amount of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium.

  • You've heard Of Antioxidants

    It’s red color comes from lycopene, an antioxidant which is credited with protecting against certain types of cancer and heart disease.

  • Don't Be Shy eat It All

    You can actually eat the seeds and the rinds, too. They’re edible and packed with nutrients and fiber.

  • Even If You Don't Like Spitting Seeds

    These days, 90% of watermelons you find in stores are seedless.