Thursday, 22 February 2007

Watermelon Man

Watermelon Man

Shot while I was in Changsha China, many peddlers wet up temporary stalls beside the road. One which caught my attention was this hugely popular sale of the smaller than usual watermelon. The man will peel half of the watermelon and placed it in the plastic bag. Not sure why he does that for.

Fresh watermelon may be eaten in a variety of ways and is also often used to flavor summer drinks and smoothies.

A one-cup serving of watermelon will provide around 48 Calories. Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A, with one serving containing 14.59 mg of vitamin C and 556.32 IU of vitamin A. Watermelon also provides significant amounts of vitamin B6 and vitamin B1, as well as the minerals potassium and magnesium. Pink watermelon is also a source of the potent carotenoid antioxidant, lycopene.

Grilled watermelon, known as watermelon steak due to its visual similarity to raw steak, has started to become a popular item in restaurants.

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