In honor of National Watermelon Day, TheStreet put together three watermelon recipes, courtesy of the experts at Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine. Janet McCracken, the magazine's test kitchen director, demonstrates how to prepare watermelon agua fresca, which is a lime-infused watermelon drink, along with a chilled watermelon soup and mint watermelon ice pops. As for the business of watermelon, the total value of U.S. watermelon production stood at roughly $483 million in 2015, compared to $450.3 million in 2014, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Agriculture Statistics Service. Production of watermelon was highest in California and Texas in 2015.
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