Techniques: The Watermelon

Did you know a watermelon is 92% water? You’ll never have to wonder again why it’s called a watermelon. Among water, watermelons contain vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants. While it’s available year round, watermelon is best for flavor and optimum nutrients in the summertime.

Random watermelon facts:

  • Contrary to popular belief, the entire watermelon can be utilized, not just the flesh and juice. The rind can be pickled or even sauteed.
  • A watermelon is a “cousin” in the botanical family to pumpkins, cucumbers, and squash.
  • There are over 300 different varieties of watermelon
  • The worlds heaviest watermelon weighed in at 350.5 lbs, grown by Chris Kent in Tennessee in 2013

Cutting a watermelon can sometimes be an intimidating task because of its size. However, a watermelon is cut very similarly to a cantaloupe and a pineapple. Here’s our tutorial:

 

For more technique videos, check out our techniques video series page to see the list.

Thanks for watching!

-K

Techniques: The Pineapple

Summer is approaching quickly (and the weather thinks it’s already here), which means it’s fruit season! And by fruit season, I mean the good, flavorful fruit. Not the pale colored, tastes-like-nothing fruit that we can still buy in the winter. Blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, limes, nectarines, peaches, raspberries, watermelon, all come into season in the summer.

Today, we’re focusing on a pineapple. A pineapple is high in magnesium and vitamin C. Over 25 million tons of pineapple are grown yearly worldwide. There are tons of ways to cut a pineapple, but we want to show you what we’ve found to be the easiest, with the least amount of waste. Because who wants to waste delicious pineapple?!

We started our techniques video series with the onion, and we’re continuing it with a fruitful summer! Be sure to tune into our YouTube channel for all the techniques. We’re kicking off a fruitful few weeks with the pineapple cutting tutorial, and we will continue with a watermelon video and a cantaloupe video, too!

Without further ado, we bring you Techniques: The Pineapple.

Thanks for watching! Be sure to let us know if there’s a technique you’d like us to do a video of. We want to hear from you!

-K

P.S. Having a hard time with this, or any, pineapple cutting technique? This is a nifty tool my mom swears by:

Silver Stainless Steel Pineapple De-Corer Peeler Stem Remover Blades for Diced Fruit Rings by Super Z Outlet*

 


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