Yellow watermelons have a long history and were first cultivated in Africa thousands of years ago. They were bred for their color and flavor, and they have been sold on trade routes since the era of ancient Rome.
They're a great snack for picnics on hot summer days and can be used in recipes that call for red-fleshed watermelons, such as salads, juices, and smoothies. They are also ideal for adding an exciting splash of color to cold preparations.
These fruit are a good source of water, fiber, and nutrients, including Vitamin C, potassium, and lycopene (a plant pigment that gives tomatoes their red color), shares MasterClass. They are also high in beta-carotene, another powerful antioxidant that adds a golden blush to carrots and cantaloupes, as well as to watermelon.
In Texas, you can find yellow flesh watermelons throughout the year at local farmers' markets, specialty fruit farms, and grocery stores. They're not as popular as their red-fleshed cousins, so you may have to search a bit for them.
You can also find yellow flesh watermelons through growers who specialize in supplying their produce to a variety of locations. It's best to find a grower near you to ensure they have stock available, and that their products are fresh.
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