Published by Ashley Palmer.

The following article was written by Leigh-Anne Dennison.

On a hot day, few fruits are as refreshing as a chilled sweet, juicy Citrullus lanatus (i.e., watermelon). Composed of 92 percent water, it is not only one of nature’s sweetest candies but also a natural hydrator.

In honor of National Watermelon Day, August 3, why not enjoy a naked slice of melon fresh off the vine, a festive watermelon salsa, or watermelon juice blended into a fabulously fruity cocktail? If you want to go all out, you could dress the part with an adorable outfit in rich reddish-pinks and rind-reminiscent greens.

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