Watermelon queens visit Rehoboth Boardwalk

Watermelon queens handing out the tasty treat are (l-r) South Carolina Queen Brooke Hastings, Georgia Queen Jennifer Eadie, National Queen Brandi Harrison, Mar-Del Queen Shelby Hurley and Florida Queen Meagan Morgan. BY DAN COOK
August 11, 2014

Five national and regional watermelon queens visited the Rehoboth Boardwalk July 30 to represent the Mar-Del Watermelon Association and the Delaware Department of Agriculture by handing out free slices of watermelon to the delight of beach visitors.

Mar-Del Watermelon Queen Shelby Hurley, South Carolina Queen Brooke Hastings,  Georgia Queen Jennifer Eadie, Florida Queen Meagan Morgan and National Queen Brandi Harrison handed out hundreds of slices of the healthy fruit.

Watermelon is one of the top foods containing lycopene. Lycopene is important for cardiovascular health, and some scientists now believe that lycopene is also important for bone health. Antioxidant carotenoids found in watermelon also include significant amounts of beta-carotene.

This fruit has over 30 percent of the daily allowance of Vitamin A and C, and nearly 92 percent of the watermelon is, of course, water.

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