The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.Watermelon is 92% water and 6% sugarWatermelon’s official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitaceae. It is cousins to cucumbers, pumpkins, and squash.Watermelon usually has red flesh, but some watermelon has white, yellow, orange or even green flesh.Watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., next to cantaloupe and honeydew.According to Guinness World Record, the world’s heaviest watermelon was grown by Chris Kent of Sevierville, Tennessee in 2013, weighing at 350.5lb. The United States currently ranks 5th in worldwide production of watermelon.Wild watermelon originated in South Africa.Watermelon can be classified as fruit and vegetable. It is a fruit because it is grown from a seed. It is a vegetable because it is a member of the same family as cucumber, pumpkin, and squash.The watermelon is the official state vegetable of Oklahoma.China is the world largest producer of watermelonThere are more than 1200 varieties of watermelon that comes in various weight, size, shape, and color.
- Watermelon rind is edible and actually contains more of the amino acid citrulline than the pink flesh
- Watermelon help flushes out kidney stones and also prevent stone formation
- Watermelon has more lycopene than raw tomatoes
- Watermelon juice may relieve muscle soreness
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