National Watermelon Day
Watermelon is made of almost 92% water, the fruit is full of Vitamins and antioxidants. The presence of so much water makes this melon an impressive member of the fruit family. With a name like a watermelon, one would expect it to be juicy, appetizing, and wonderful.
Watermelon is an antique food that is believed to have originated in tropical Africa. Historians have found clues about watermelon farming as far back as 4000 years ago. Today, many types of fruit are grown in warm parts of the world.
Benefits of Watermelon
August 3rd is also known as National Watermelon Day. This day lets us know some benefits of watermelon
- It is a very good way of keeping the body hydrated, which is extremely beneficial for those of you out there who do not like drinking water.
- Good Source of Vitamins and antioxidants.
- Some research has shown that the antioxidants in watermelon can reduce the risk of some types of cancer.
- All parts of the fruit are edible - its flesh can be eaten as is, cooked, or juiced
Fact about Watermelon
What do you think about "Is watermelon fruit or vegetable?". In Oklahoma (in the United States) watermelon has been declared a vegetable of the state. There is some debate between gardeners and Botanists as to whether to identify watermelon as a vegetable or a fruit. Botanists think that watermelon is a fruit, while gardeners believe that it is a vegetable given that it is closely related to the squash, gourd, and cucumber families.
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