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Caveman Diet Watermelon Recipes and Watermelons History.

Caveman recipes are free of gluten, dairy, soy and preservative free. Low fat, low carbohydrate and low glycemic indexed diet. Food ingredients eaten by Caveman over 10,000 years ago. Modern man’s lifestyles have changed but the Caveman left a diet crafted by Mother Nature for optimal health. Watermelon recipes and the history of the watermelon.

Paleo Diet consists, lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and natural food enhancers.  One little used fruit is the watermelon. Watermelon considered a summer fruit is enjoyed over the world for its watery, refreshing, nutritious unique taste. Enjoy FREE Paleo Watermelon Flax Seed Shake, Watermelon Popsicle and Watermelon Walnut Salad Recipes. Discover the origin of the watermelon and how it traveled to America.

Paleo Watermelon and Flax Seed Shake Recipe

Paleo Shake Recipe

  • Ingredients:
  • ˝ cup cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1 tablespoon almond seeds
  • 1 tablespoon grounded flax seeds
  • 1 cubed passion fruit
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (preservative free)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional orthodox Caveman Diet does not allow)
  • Preparation:
  • Place all ingredients in blender and blend at high speed for 45-60 seconds.
  • Serves 2

Caveman Watermelon Popsicle

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups cubed seeded watermelon (rind removed)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon grated lime rind

Preparation:

Blend watermelon, juice and rind in blender or juicer until liquefied. Pour mixture through sieve in bowl. Using measuring cup with sprout pour mixture into Popsicle molds with sticks inserted. Freeze and serve.

Paleo Watermelon and Walnut Salad

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 cups 1” cubed
  • ˝ cup sliced walnuts
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small red onion finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
  • ˝ tablespoon chervil
  • ˝ tablespoon tarragon
  • Preparation
  • Combine all ingredients but set aside some walnuts and basil for garnish.

History of the Watermelon

In Ancient Egypt watermelon seeds were found in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen ( noted by Zohary and Hopf).  Oddly, there are no ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts or painting of watermelon. Historians claim watermelon originated in the Kalahari Dessert, Africa. Watermelon seeds were sold or traded  to trade merchants along the Mediterranean trade routes. Cultivation of watermelon spread through Africa and the Mediterranean coast. Watermelon was an important fruit for its watery thirst quencher quality in the hot and dry regions of Africa and the Mediterranean.  The watermelon is 92% - 95% water and contains vitamins A and C, minerals, antioxidants and electrolytes. In the 13th century the Moors invaded Europe. The Moors brought the watermelon seed with them. This was Europe first introduction to the watermelon. In the 1600s watermelons were found in Britain, Spain and China. Presently, China is the worlds largest producer of watermelon. It is believed that the watermelon seed was brought to America by European colonists and African slaves. In the hot summer months in Southern USA watermelon proved a thirsty quencher as it had in Africa and Mediterranean. Other uses were found for the watermelon during the Civil War. Soldiers in the Confederate boiled watermelon as a source of sugar and molasses.

China has recipes for the whole watermelon. Watermelon seeds are roasted and eaten. The rinds are pickled in the USA and China used as an appetizer. AdditionallyFree Articles, in China watermelon juices are made into wine.  In South Russia watermelon juices are made into beer.

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