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Seeded and Seedless Watermelons


Well, that is the sound and sight of summer right there; when you eat a good old fresh watermelon like this you know summer's here and Texas at its best in the produce.

Of course, a lot of people just eat watermelon for the good flavor and maybe they're overlook one thing. First of all, this watermelon is a juicy watermelon, one of the best kidney cleaners you can have. And, of course, if you have one with a bunch of seeds like we have here and you like to add a lot of natural roughage to your diet, go ahead and try to eat these rather than spitting them. You know it's really not culture to spit watermelon seeds, but these will sure give you a lot of natural roughage if you are into that kind of thing.

Some people don't like that real tough roughage, so for those types of people we recommend the seedless watermelon. They are mighty pretty and you don't have to spit all those seeds. And as you can see here it's got the little white kind of immature seeds, which will be a little softer type of roughage.

So these are available now at some of the local stands. We're out here at Vestuypt 1604 and 35 South and they have a good supply of both types of melons. So regardless of what you get for the fourth of July go ahead and get some of these natural kidney cleaners as well as some of this natural with roughage. Remembering the watermelon is a powerful medicine.

This is Jerry Parsons, Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, the Weekend Gardener.

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