Amazing Watermelon Carvings and Tools Featured on WFAA-TV's "Good Morning Texas!"

Watermelon took center stage on the first day of summer. To celebrate, six elaborate watermelon carvings were unveiled on live morning TV by Chef Joseph Poon. Chef Jennifer Hood also demonstrated the Dexas Melon Slicer Knife and Watermelon Board.
 
 
Dexas watermelon tools in action on WFAA-TV's "Good Morning Texas!"
Dexas watermelon tools in action on WFAA-TV's "Good Morning Texas!"
 
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July 10, 2012 - PRLog -- COPPELL, TX—June 20, 2012 – Watermelon took center stage to welcome in the first day of Summer 2012 in Dallas/Ft. Worth.  To celebrate, six elaborate watermelon works of art were unveiled on live morning television by their creator, Master Chef Joseph Poon.  But that was just the beginning of the amazing things that would be featured during the top story on "Good Morning Texas", the popular morning show on WFAA-TV’s Channel 8 in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Host Carrie McClure welcomed Chef Jennifer Hood alongside Chef Poon.  Hood is a D/FW-based nutrition educator as well as a registered dietitian.  Both chefs were demonstrating the Dexas Melon Slicer and the large watermelon-shaped Dexas Cutting & Serving Board.  Chef Hood kicked off the segment with a quick demonstration of an easy way to prepare a seedless watermelon.  Hood quickly cut a flat surface on both ends of the watermelon, then stood it up on the end for easy carving of the rind.  Then the fascinating works of art by Chef Poon were displayed, along with a couple of carvings tricks done in mere seconds!  The segment was an artistic reintroduction to the most refreshing and nutritious summertime ritual.
 
According to Hood, Poon and the National Watermelon Promotion Board, watermelon is the “Lycopene Leader” among all fruits and vegetables, containing up to 20 mg in a 2-cup serving.  That’s 40% more than tomatoes!

Lycopene is a carotenoid that occurs naturally in colorful fruits and demonstrates powerful antioxidant benefits. Watermelon also contains rich amounts of vitamins A and C as well as potassium and citrulline. Aside from the hydration benefits, watermelon is low in calories and contains virtually no fat, cholesterol or sodium.

Dexas’ new Watermelon Cutting & Serving Board and Melon Slicer knife both add a creative and colorful touch to healthier eating at home.  The over-sized watermelon board has a non-slip, raised green edge that holds the cutting board firmly in place, while also acting as a barrier to contain juice and seeds.  The propylene material is BPA-free and safe for all foods.
The 11-inch serrated specialty melon knife from Dexas easily slices through watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melons.  The red blade is made of high carbon stainless steel, while the handle is made of soft-grip TPE material.

To see Chef Poon’s creations and both kitchen tools in action, simply visit http://www.dexas.com and click on the AMAZING WATERMELON CARVINGS banner.  Keep up with all things watermelon at http://www.whataboutwatermelon.com.  To learn more about the culinary creativity and career of Chef Joseph Poon of Philadelphia’s historic Chinatown, visit http://www.josephpoon.com.

Founded in 1969, Dexas International is proud to be the largest manufacturer of cutting boards in the USA.  Dexas designs, manufactures and markets kitchen tools, gadgets and cutting board products, which stimulate culinary creativity and healthier eating at home. The line is available in stores and online at Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel, The Container Store, Williams-Sonoma, Macy's, Dillards, Sur la Table and other gourmet specialty stores. Selections of Dexas products are also widely available at department and specialty stores.  
For more information on innovative products for the kitchen, office and even for pets, follow Dexas on Facebook and check out ideas for kitchen creativity on Pinterest.


Reference:  Watermelon.org, RealAge.com, JosephPoon.com, Livestrong.com, Fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov, whataboutwatermelon.com, Dexas.com.
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