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Del Monte Fresh Cut Watermelon Slices (48 oz.)

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About this item

  • Free of additives and preservatives
  • Seedless
  • Juicy and sweet with dep red to pink coloring
  • Good source of vitamin C
  • Low in fat and sodium
  • Pulp contains carotenoids including lycopene
  • Sourced from company-controlled farms and from GAP-certified (good agricultural practices) growers/vendors

Watermelon History

The origins of watermelon have been traced back to the deserts of southern Africa, where it still grows wild today. The ancestor of the modern watermelon is a tough, drought-tolerant plant prized for its ability to store water for tribes crossing the Kalahari.

The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred about 5,000 years ago in Egypt and is depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics on walls of their ancient buildings. The 13th century found watermelons spreading through the rest of Europe via the Moors.

Availability and Growing Region

Del Monte watermelons are available year round. Depending on the season, they are grown in the US., Guatemala, and Costa Rica.

Taste

Del Monte watermelon spears are sweet and juicy with a crunchy flesh.

Health Benefits

Del Monte Watermelon Spears are an excellent source of of vitamins A, B6 and C, and also serve as a valuable source of potassium. At 92% water, watermelon delivers needed fluids and nutrients to the body, including lycopene – which has been studied for its potential role in reducing risk of heart disease, various cancers and protection to skin from harmful UV rays – and citrulline – which can help maintain blood flow within the heart and cardiovascular function.

Del Monte watermelons are also a top source of lycopene, which is a potent antioxidant that several studies have shown may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Del Monte Fresh Cut Watermelon Slices (48 oz.)

Description

  • Free of additives and preservatives
  • Seedless
  • Juicy and sweet with dep red to pink coloring
  • Good source of vitamin C
  • Low in fat and sodium
  • Pulp contains carotenoids including lycopene
  • Sourced from company-controlled farms and from GAP-certified (good agricultural practices) growers/vendors

Watermelon History

The origins of watermelon have been traced back to the deserts of southern Africa, where it still grows wild today. The ancestor of the modern watermelon is a tough, drought-tolerant plant prized for its ability to store water for tribes crossing the Kalahari.

The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred about 5,000 years ago in Egypt and is depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics on walls of their ancient buildings. The 13th century found watermelons spreading through the rest of Europe via the Moors.

Availability and Growing Region

Del Monte watermelons are available year round. Depending on the season, they are grown in the US., Guatemala, and Costa Rica.

Taste

Del Monte watermelon spears are sweet and juicy with a crunchy flesh.

Health Benefits

Del Monte Watermelon Spears are an excellent source of of vitamins A, B6 and C, and also serve as a valuable source of potassium. At 92% water, watermelon delivers needed fluids and nutrients to the body, including lycopene – which has been studied for its potential role in reducing risk of heart disease, various cancers and protection to skin from harmful UV rays – and citrulline – which can help maintain blood flow within the heart and cardiovascular function.

Del Monte watermelons are also a top source of lycopene, which is a potent antioxidant that several studies have shown may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Watermelons are an essential summer treat but cutting it can often become a hassle. Don't worry, we've done all the hard work for you. Pick up a tray of the sliced watermelon and enjoy them with your friends or family. Eat them as is or in juices, smoothies, ice cream, or fruit bars.

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