Did you know that the fruit that you grew up spitting the seeds of:
Is 92 percent water
Fruit of the plant from a vine originally found in southern Africa
Member of the gourd family related to cucumber, squash and pumpkin.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pink watermelon is also a source of the potent carotenoid antioxidant, lycopene. These powerful antioxidants travel through the body neutralizing free radicals.
- Watermelon is a vegetable! It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.
- Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
- Watermelon is grown in over 96 countries worldwide.
- In China and Japan watermelon is a popular gift to bring a host.
- In Israel and Egypt, the sweet taste of watermelon is often paired with the salty taste of feta cheese.
- Every part of a watermelon is edible, even the seeds and rinds.
Easy Recipe: Juice several pieces of watermelon and add juice of a fresh lime. Pour over ice!
Eat alone or in salads, side dishes, desserts, entrees, beverages and even salsas and sauces!
Nature is abundant!