All About Melons
From how to choose the best, to using melons in summer-fresh recipes
Photo: Randy Mayor
Store watermelon to bring out its best
Watermelons don't ripen after picking, but they do continue to develop nutrients. Lycopene and beta-carotene—plant nutrients
thought to benefit human health—increase in a whole melon stored at room temperature. One cup already contains more of both
than a medium-sized tomato.