Imagine my surprise when I sighted yellow watermelons in Trader Joe’s (Issaquah). The Hubby and I almost left TJ’s without grabbing one. Interestingly enough, as soon as I cradled it in my arm, The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine wormed its way in my head, and I’ve been humming it ever since. Don’t know how the song Yellow Submarine goes? Watch someone’s Lego musical version below and get the song in your head too.
I suppose my musical ohrwurm will be free when we run out of yellow watermelons. For the love of watermelons, I posted an article about the popular summer fruit last summer. I learned a few things, including but not limited to watermelons having a “Viagra-effect.” (If you’re a guy, don’t even think about stuffing yourself silly with watermelon for the purple pill effect. Here’s why.)
What makes yellow watermelons different from red watermelons? Taste wise, it has a pronounced dry sweetness that comes off subtle at first. Its color is tricky in that your taste would expect it to be on the sour side. Just think of all the yellow fruits that you know, all of them are sour, right? (Not considering bananas.) In fact, looking at a slice of yellow watermelon reminds me of pineapple. This is my million dollar question that I couldn’t find the answer on: would yellow watermelons have the same nutritional content as red watermelons? I searched the USDA National Nutrient Database but it doesn’t have any info specific to yellow watermelons, it does have data on raw watermelon and watermelon seeds. I wonder if it’s all right for me to assume that the USDA data on raw watermelon covers both red and yellow, hmmm…
All this mention of yellow is churning my noggin into thinking up of songs with yellow in the lyrics such as “…they call it mellow yellow…,” “…it was that itsy-bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini…,” “look at the stars, look how they shine for you, and everything you do, yeah they were all yellow…”
“We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine…”