Here at Twisted Alchemy, we are pretty big watermelon fans. That’s why we are raising an extra-big, extra-hydrating, extra-delicious glass of Twisted Alchemy Watermelon Cold Pressed Juice to celebrate National Watermelon Day and learning more about this magical, delicious fruit.
Watermelon is certainly a summer favorite. This beloved fruit has a fascinating history that dates back thousands of years. Originating in Africa, where wild varieties can still be found, watermelon seeds were brought to Egypt over 5,000 years ago, eventually spreading to other parts of the world through trade routes. By the 10th century, watermelons had reached China, and European colonists introduced them to the Americas. Today, watermelon is beloved worldwide for its juicy, sweet, and hydrating qualities, making it a staple at picnics, cookouts, and festivals. Because watermelon is so often enjoyed outside, we went ahead and made it super easy to bring to every kind of summer festivity- just grab your bottle of Twisted Alchemy Watermelon Cold Pressed Juice and throw it in your picnic basket. Deliciousness awaits.
Beyond its delicious taste, watermelon boasts numerous health benefits. This juicy fruit is over 90% water, making its juice an excellent hydrating beverage, especially during hot summer months. Rich in vitamins A and C, watermelon juice supports immune function and skin health. It also contains antioxidants like lycopene, which may help reduce the risk of certain cancers and promote heart health. Moreover, watermelon juice is low in calories and contains fiber, aiding digestion.. Embracing watermelon in your diet can be a refreshing way to boost your overall well-being. With Twisted Alchemy Watermelon Cold Pressed Juice it also happens to be pretty darn easy.
The versatility of watermelon juice extends beyond being a simple, refreshing treat. It can elevate culinary creations and drinks with its natural sweetness and vibrant color. In cooking, watermelon can be used in salads and salsas. In cocktails, it adds a refreshing element to summer drinks, and is perfect for creating thirst-quenching zero-proof cocktails. Its unique flavor pairs well with herbs like mint and basil, adding a delightful twist to beverages and culinary creations alike.
We’ve gathered three of our favorite recipes to showcase this amazing fruit on its special day!
Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint:
4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, feta cheese, red onion, and mint leaves. Drizzle with olive oil, Twisted Alchemy Watermelon Cold Pressed Juice, and balsamic vinegar, then gently toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled as a refreshing and flavorful salad.
Watermelon Cucumber Cooler:
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
1 ½ cups sparkling water
In a blender, puree the cucumber until smooth. Strain into a pitcher. Add watermelon juice, lime juice, mint leaves, and simple syrup, and stir until well combined. Fill glasses with ice cubes, pour the watermelon-cucumber mixture until halfway, then top with sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with mint leaves and lime slices.
Grilled Watermelon with Balsamic Watermelon Glaze:
1-inch thick slices of seedless watermelon
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
Olive oil for brushing
Fresh basil leaves for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, watermelon juice, and honey to make the glaze. Brush both sides of the watermelon slices with olive oil. Grill the watermelon for 2-3 minutes per side until grill marks appear. Remove from the grill and drizzle the balsamic glaze over the grilled watermelon slices. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.
Whether you're enjoying watermelon in a refreshing salad, cooling cocktail, or experimenting with its smoky flavors on the grill, this fruit is sure to delight your taste buds and keep you refreshed all summer long. Embrace the diversity of watermelon's uses in both cooking and beverages, and savor the rich history and health benefits it brings to your table.
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