10 facts about watermelon 🍉

23 Jan 2023

10 Facts About Watermelon
There are tons of amazing facts about watermelon, but here we will be discussing the top 10 facts about watermelon.

1. Watermelon is a fruit as well as vegetable
Watermelon is sweet; that is the reason it is majorly considered as the fruit, and they also grow like fruit. It originates from the flower that has been pollinated by bees. If we look from the botanical perspective, they are fruits because they contain seed, but many gardeners grow them as a vegetable.

2. You can eat the whole fruit
Yes, you can eat an entire watermelon. You can consume the inner part of the fruit as well as the rinds of the watermelon. Surprisingly, there are lots of health benefits of rinds. The southern people cook the rinds to make pickles, in the middle east and china; they roast it and make it a snack.

3. They are known as watermelon for a reason
Have you ever imagined why it is called watermelon? Because it contains 92% of the water in it that makes it a perfect refresher for the summer season.

4. Watermelon has 1200 different varieties
Watermelon has 1200 varieties; to make it a little easier, the watermelons are grouped in 4 sections, Seeded, seedless, icebox, and yellow or orange. Icebox is also famous for mini or personal size watermelons. The most popular variety of the watermelon is the crimson sweet. It is the seeded watermelon with deep red, sweet flesh.

5. The seedless watermelons are not genetically engineered
We often hear that seedless watermelons are the results of hybridization. Before a few decades, seedless watermelons are difficult to find, but today it is made up of 85% of the total sales of watermelon is the U.S.A. The white seeds you still find in the watermelons are empty seed coats, and they are safe to eat.

6. Watermelons are meant to grow big, very big
There was a watermelon that grew at Sevierville, Tennessee, in 2013, which holds the Guinness world record for the heaviest watermelon on the earth. It weighed 350.5 pounds. It is equivalent to an NFL lineman.

7. Watermelons can prevent serious disease like cancer
Watermelons are a good source of lycopene; it is an antioxidant that has been shown to reduce the risk of several kinds of cancer such as prostate, lung, and stomach.

8. Farmers in Japan have a successful experiment of growing watermelons in different shapes
The farmers of japan are been growing cubicle shape watermelons from the last 40 years. They are forcing watermelons into their square shape by cultivating them in a box like braces. They sell these types of watermelons at the price of 100 US dollars. They have been successful in making other types of shapes like hearts, pyramids, and human faces.

9. A family from South Carolina kept an heirloom variety of watermelon alive for almost 100 years
In 1840, Nathaniel Napoleon Bradford created the unusual sweet Bradford in the summer country, South Carolina. The great-great-great-grandson of Nathaniel is growing that variety commercially now.

10. Watermelons are the official vegetable of Oklahoma state of the U_S_A

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