5 Signs You're Addicted to Watermelon
Gift Ideas For Your Watermelon Obsessed Friends
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Have you been eating watermelon your whole life, and are pretty darn obsessed with this summer fruit? I know I have been, and everyone around me knows it! Here are 5 signs that you're addicted to watermelon.
1) You're genuinely excited when you open a watermelon and see juicy red fruit.
We've all been there. Cursing the world when you cut open a melon, one that you spent several minutes selecting at your local grocery store, only to find light pink fruit or a ton of white rind. But this, this is a perfect watermelon. Did you know that most grocery stores will cut into a melon for you before you take it home? I did. But I still take my chances. I am not often disappointed, but when I am, it's a huge grocery bummer.
My Most Disappointing Watermelon. Ever.
2) You're well aware that different parts of the watermelon are better than others.
If given the choice of the watermelon on the left or right, you are 100% going to choose the left. These are watermelon hearts. They are the center of the melon. The best, juiciest, most flavorful part. The watermelon on the right has some of that unfortunate rind attached. Which is almost always the case when you come across a bowl of sliced watermelon. But you, watermelon lover, know exactly which pieces are the best to select!
There are actually many health benefits to watermelon rinds, such as benefits to your skin and immunity due to the vitamin content. However, it's typically not as tasty, so stick with the hearts!
3) It's your number one craving (pregnant or not!)
When I am pregnant, and I am in the pit of food aversion, watermelon will always do the trick. I survived off of it during my first pregnancy. That and cinnamon toast crunch. But watermelon was KEY. It provided hydration, nutrition, and was the only thing that didn't make me want to puke!
4) Your watermelon gene is so strong, you pass it down to your offspring.
This can be dangerous, because now all of a sudden, there might be a new threat in your home for "the good watermelon" pieces. My son's eyes light up as soon as he sees a watermelon being brought home from the grocery store. He will push his learning tower over to the melon, climb up to counter level, and tap it - indicating for a parent to cut it open. It's hard for me to share, but I am getting much better.
5) You're open to trying watermelon in a variety of different ways.
While watermelon is phenomenal on its own, you know that it is awesome when incorporated into smoothies, salads, and appetizers (watermelon, feta, basil, balsamic bites, anyone?!). And don't forget about Tajin! This famous chili lime sea salt blend can add flavor and dimension to any of your fave fruit and veggies, especially to watermelon!
Now, if you have a watermelon connoisseur in your family, there are many different fun gift ideas that you can consider for this unique individual. Such as these:
19 Epic Watermelon Gift Ideas:
1) Watermelon TOMS: