Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a flowering plant species of the Cucurbitaceae family. It is a very popular fruit and it is widely cultivated worldwide with more than 1,000 varieties. It is native to Africa and ancient Egyptians used to cultivate it. It is a very large fruit and its diameter can exceed 60 cm.
Watermelon is native to Africa though it is not sure from which part of Africa they originate. There is evidence of watermelon cultivation in the Nile Valley during the second millennium BC. During the 7th century watermelons were cultivated in India and by the 10th century they were introduced to China. Between the 10th and 11th century it was introduced in European countries and then European colonists introduced it to America during the 16th and 17th century.
Watermelon is produced worldwide in many different countries. The main producer in terms of volume is China followed by Turkey, Iran, USA, Egypt, Mexico, Korea, Kazakhstan, Spain, and Greece.
Flavours & Texture
Watermelon is a very juicy and refreshing fruit. It doesn’t have a strong taste but it is, in general, sweet and fruity. It has a high water content, approximately 92%, giving its flesh a crumbly and subtly crunchy texture and making it one of the top favourite thirst-quenching fruits.
Carefully slice off top and bottom of watermelon using a serrated bread knife. Stand melon on a cut side, and carefully slice down through the middle. Cut the watermelon into wedges. You can eat it raw, in a fruit salad, make juice, or smoothies.
Watermelon is very low in calories and it a very good option for those who want to have their calories in check.
Calories per 100 g
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