Is watermelon! Now that we’re turning the corner into warmer weather, expect to see more of this flowering fruit around, in both its natural state and watermelon-flavored things.

Some of the health benefits of watermelon? shares these:

It contains only 46 calories per cup but is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and many healthy plant compounds.

Drinking water is an important way to keep your body hydrated. Interestingly, watermelon is 92% water, and high water content is one of the reasons why fruits and vegetables help you feel full. The combination of water and fiber means you’re eating a good volume of food without a lot of calories.

One cup (154 grams) of watermelon includes these vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin C: 21% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
  • Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 5% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
  • Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI

Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid.

Here’s a link to an easy watermelon sorbet recipe from

Here’s the link to the CNN article I shared about a possible shortage of gasoline trucks this summer.

Who Am I? Trivia…

  • I was born today in 1964 in Cincinnati
  • I attended Moeller High School and got a scholarship to play both football and baseball at Michigan
  • I eventually stayed with baseball
  • I played for my hometown team, winning a World Series in 1990
  • I was the National League MVP in 1995 and a 12-time all-star
  • I was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012
  • The team retired my number, 11.

I am former Cincinnati Red, Barry Larkin. Congratulations to Ron from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe