A watermelon is a large, oval fruit with green skin; sweet, delicious pulp; and seeds. Even though red watermelons are the most frequent ones we come across, they come in other colors, too, like orange colored, yellow and white. Watermelons are 92% water and related to cucumbers, lead pages and pumpkins.
The watermelon is certainly the king of summer of all fruits in Greece and it is frequently served as a dessert in the Greek taverns. This amazing fruit revitalizes and detoxicates the body. You will also love it as a juice or a cocktail. The sweetest water melons are produced in western Peloponnese.
Some interesting facts about the watermelon are:
- Wild watermelons came from southern Africa.
Not only does it quench your thirst, it can also quench inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.
Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide.
- By weight, a watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% drinking water.
Watermelon is an ideal health food because it doesn’t contain any fat or cholesterol, is high in fiber and vitamins A & C and is a good source of potassium.
The watermelon can be considered as both a fruits and a vegetable. It is a fruit because it grows from a seed, has a nice refreshing flavor, and is loosely considered a kind of berry. It is a vegetable since it is a member of the same family as the cucumber, pumpkin and lead pages.
Watermelon is grown in over 96 countries worldwide.
Every part of a watermelon is edible, even the seeds and rinds.