MelonUp!® Pink Ribbon Watermelons

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Collaborating in Support of a Cure

In 2007, the MelonUp!® Pink Ribbon Watermelon program began when Robinson Fresh® employees saw an opportunity to positively impact the fight for a cure for breast cancer. Through nutrition education on the health benefits of watermelon, combined with donations to breast cancer organizations, we endeavor to help the estimated 1 in 8 women who will be affected by this cancer, and to never give up the fight for a cure. You can help support this worthy cause when you purchase MelonUp! Pink Ribbon watermelons. Every juicy bite of a MelonUp! Pink Ribbon melon helps to fund critical breast cancer research.

Watermelon Health Benefits

  • The American Cancer Research Institute recommends a plant-based diet.
  • Fruits—like watermelon—and vegetables are full of fiber, nutrients, and phytonutrients that may reduce cancer risk.
  • Watermelon is an excellent source of potassium and vitamins A, C, and B6.
  • Watermelon is the “lycopene leader” of the produce aisle. It’s also rich in citrulline.

Cancer-Fighting, Antioxidant-Rich Lycopene

  • Lycopene is a red pigment that gives watermelon its color. It’s packed with antioxidants, which are known to prevent cancer.
  • A 1-cup serving of watermelon has 7.4 mg of lycopene.
  • Lycopene is associated with reduced risk of prostate, uterine, and esophageal tumors.

What is Citrulline?

  • Citrulline is an amino acid that helps our bodies eliminate toxins and boost energy.
  • Seedless watermelons have the highest concentrations of citruline.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Cup diced pieces (280g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 0
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 270mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholseterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g

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