Melons

Servings

Estimates based on 1/4 cup serving

Raw: fresh or frozen (about 6 servings per pound)

The average watermelon is about 25 pounds, so that is about 150 servings, one of the best values when it is in seasons!

Tips

Uncut, melons will last for up to 2 weeks.

You can peel and cut into chunks, or serve as slices.

Have fruit salad on the menu every week or two. Use up any fresh fruit before going bad.  Add canned fruit until you have enough for everyone.  This also helps because you get mixed fruit with no grapes or cherries.

NC grows many varieties of melons.  Watermelons are particularly low in cost in the summer.

Recipes

Red/White/Blue Salad:  Cut up red fruit (Apples with red peels, watermelon, strawberries). Cut up white fruit (apples without peels, bananas).  Add blue fruit (blueberries, blackberries).