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Old 04-21-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I absolutely love watermelon. I've been dreaming of it for weeks - can't wait.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago W Suburbs
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I love it; hubby hates it.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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It's the best thing there is. Mandatory for the 4th of July and an essential part of almost any summer outside meal. Juicy and good, hits the spot.

I HATE WATERMELON. In all my life I was alone in my dislike for this summertime necessity. Then I found an uncle who hated it. Really hated it, would not eat it. Just like me.

Why do some people love it so much? Why do some (only one person now? since my uncle passed away) despise it, can't even eat a single mouthful off the stuff? Is it genetic? It doesn't taste good to me and it has a rough mushy texture and it's watery. Now cantaloupe is another story.

If it actually tasted good, I'd be right there, spitting out the seeds, juice running down my face. Is there another person who hates the stuff?
I hate it! It stinks! If I was dying of thirst, I would eat it, but short of that, nope.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:00 PM
 
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I don't hate it, but I don't get excited about it, either.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:07 PM
 
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I love watermelon. Most refreshing thing out there (besides ice water) on a hot summer day!

My brother, on the other hand, hates it and says it gives him a headache.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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I live in Watermelon Alley in Central Illinois. There are stands after stands when the melons get ripe. The yellow (fruit in the middle) watermelons are so great to eat and readily available at harvest time. I perfer the seedless watermelons, but because the taste of watermelon is so wonderful, I'm willing to practive my watermelon seed spitting skills anytime I can.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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I must be missing the "stickiness," but the glycemic index, for those who are interested, isn't much higher in watermelon (72) than in cantaloupe (65). In any event, their glycemic loads (a much better way of evaluating the effect) are identical--4.

Whether one likes watermelon or not is one thing. Underrating its nutritional value is something else. Sounds like a lot of Atkins' "carrots are bad for you" hooey.
I wouldn't be so sure of that. I quote from fitsugar.com Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load

"Glycemic load helps you select appropriate portion sizes, while glycemic index helps you differentiate between good and bad carbohydrate choices. The lower each number, the less it affects blood sugar levels."

A difference of seven points out of one hundred is not inconsiderable.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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I loathe and despise watermelon, always have, right from the first taste.

It's like mushy water. Ew.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Watermelon makes my throat itch ....actually any melon does, some type of allergy,
I don't care since I don't like the taste of any melons anyway.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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I'm not one who desires watermelon.
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