It`s that time of the year when your throat is tempted to reach out and grab bottles and bottles of cold water, lemonade, fruit punches or simply any icy milk shakes. One of the most commonly available fruit at this time of the year is the Watermelon. As the name itself suggests, Watermelon is packed with some of the most important anti-oxidants in nature. It`s also a very good source of Vitamin C as well as Vitamin A.Watermelon has an extremely high water content, approximately 92%, giving its flesh a crumbly and subtly crunchy texture and making it a favorite thirst-quenching fruit.
How to Select a Good Fruit:
The best way to choose a flavorful melon is to look at the color and quality of the flesh, which should be a deep color and absent from white streaks. If it features seeds, they should be deep in color.
Many times , however, we do not have this liberty when purchasing watermelon since it is more common to buy a whole, uncut fruit. When choosing a whole watermelon, look for one that is heavy for its size with a rind that is relatively smooth and that is neither overly shiny nor overly dull. In addition, one side of the melon should have an area that is distinct in color from the rest of the rind, displaying a yellowish or creamy tone. This is the underbelly, the place that was resting on the ground during ripening, and if the fruit does not have this marking, it may have been harvested prematurely, which will negatively affect its taste, texture and juiciness. For the most antioxidants, choose fully ripened watermelon and eat it as soon as possible. (Courtesy – Whole Foods).
Watermelon chunks roughly chopped.
1/2 spoon of Roohafza.
1 spoon of Edible Rose Water.
A few shavings of grated ginger.
A few sprigs of mint leaves.
1 spoon of Honey.
- Pop all the chunks of watermelon in to the mixer.
- Add honey, roohafza, edible rose water, ginger gratings and give it a quick whip.
- Pour in to a chilled glass just before serving.
- Serve with mint.
- Great, Easy and healthy drink for kids in the evenings after school.
- Chilling the glasses keeps the drink in it also cooler for a longer time for your guests.
- Some people do not prefer the aroma and taste of rose. Substitute with ginger and lemon and mint.