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The end of summer is near and I will miss the seasons colorful fruit.  When I entertain for summer events, my favorite displays are the colorful platters I purchased in Europe filled with delicious locally grown fruit and vegetables.  Yellow is the color of peace and when you blend that with other rich summer colors, the table is a picture of joy.

The ‘Yellow Crimson’ has a yellow-colored flesh. It has been described as sweeter and more honey-flavored than the more popular red-flesh watermelon. Enjoy the sweet benefits of the end of summer watermelon.  According to a new study in the Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry, drinking watermelon juice before a hard workout helped reduce athletes’ heart rate and next-day muscle soreness. That’s because watermelon is rich in an amino acid called L-citrulline, which the body converts to L-arginine, an essential amino acid that helps relax blood vessels and improve circulation.

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