Why Room Temperature Watermelon Is Better for You

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Why Room Temperature Watermelon Is Better for You

Postby Williamsv » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:06 pm

Question came up on here last summer about which do you like better room temp. watermelon or chilled. I found the answer to why room temp. is better. It has 140% more antioxidant levels when left at room temp. It is not bad at room temp. Ate some yesterday, as I had to have lots of liquids before bloodwork today. It is much better chilled.
Information on antioxidant levels came from U. S. Dept. of Agriculture.
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Re: Why Room Temperature Watermelon Is Better for You

Postby M-5 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:17 pm

I prefer it Field temperature. I keep a machete in the Kubota and when in the field I just slice one in half and eat the heart , It does not take a lot for me to get a bait of watermelon
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Re: Why Room Temperature Watermelon Is Better for You

Postby JMJ Farms » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:53 pm

I love it any way I can get it. Prefer chilled though. I only eat the heart too Dash.

You know I was thinking a few weeks ago. Most people have never had a good watermelon. If you were raised like some of us in watermelon country and you've ever had a Crimson Sweet or a Jubilee then you know what a water melon is supposed to taste like. These new seedless melons aren't even in the same ballpark, IMO.
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Re: Why Room Temperature Watermelon Is Better for You

Postby LRTX1 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:37 pm

I like it any way I get it, heart only for me.

On a side note, dad told me they used to wrap one in burlap and bury under the house. Said they'd dig it up and have it around Christmas. Anyone ever heard of that?
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Re: Why Room Temperature Watermelon Is Better for You

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:58 pm

I like my watermelon chilled. And I eat it to the white seeds and all.
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Re: Why Room Temperature Watermelon Is Better for You

Postby Ol' 243 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:20 am

I actually like it room temp best, I eat seeds and all.
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Re: Why Room Temperature Watermelon Is Better for You

Postby greybeard » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:29 pm

LRTX1 wrote:I like it any way I get it, heart only for me.

On a side note, dad told me they used to wrap one in burlap and bury under the house. Said they'd dig it up and have it around Christmas. Anyone ever heard of that?

My father said they used to bury one under a haystack and eat it Christmas.
I tried it and soon saw watermelon vines eaking their way away from the haystack. :(
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