watermelon nutrition2Watermelon Preparation

  • Wash the rind of a watermelon with regular soap or with a fruit wash.
  • Use a sharp knife to carefully slice off the top and the bottom. A serrated knife works best for items that have a softer interior and tougher exterior like melons. Knives must be longer than the fruit you're going to cut.
  • Stand the melon on end, and carefully slice down through the center.
  • Cut each half into sections.
  • Hold the section in one hand while you slowly remove the melon from its rind.
  • Slice down from the top to the rind in even slices. Continue in this way until each section has the fruit removed.

Alternative Method

  • Find the center of the watermelon and cut at the mid-point between it and the end of the fruit
  • Take the larger piece of the watermelon and turn so that it is standing up.
  • Cut down the middle.
  • Slice into squares/rectangles and cut off rinds if desired.