This week is melon mania at Harmons. For the last couple weeks, we’ve been going strong with cantaloupe and watermelon from Sterling Farms in Hurricane, Utah. They are better than ever! I dare you to walk past the cantaloupes and resist their sweet aroma. Look for the sign at the bottom of this page in the store.
Not only are these melons delicious, but they are fresh and local, which means more nutrients for you! The moment fruit is picked from the vine, it starts to lose some of its precious vitamins. Since these melons only need to travel a few hours up to our stores, they are at their peak potential.
Cantaloupe is packed with vitamin A. Just one cup provides all you need for an entire day plus a healthy dose of vitamin C.
You probably don’t need another reason to love the iconic sweet, juicy watermelon, but just in case you do, know that one cup of watermelon has more lycopene than a fresh tomato. Lycopene is a strong antioxidant that may decrease risk of prostate cancer and heart disease. Lycopene is what gives watermelon its pink tint.
Stop by Harmons this week for killer deals on local melon!
Need to liven it up a bit?
- Toss melon cubes with chopped fresh mint for an extra-refreshing treat.
- Throw in melon chunks into your next smoothie.
- Grill it! Watermelon is surprisingly delicious hot off the grill.
- Make a sweet fruit salsa with finely chopped melon, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.