Amazing benefits of Watermelon

What is Watermelon? Watermelon is a type of edible fruit, they are 92% water. About 6% of a watermelon is sugar. They are the second-largest...

What is Watermelon?

Watermelon is a type of edible fruit, they are 92% water. About 6% of a watermelon is sugar. They are the second-largest fruit in the world.

China is the top producer of Watermelons

Watermelon is a nutrient-dense food. It provides high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and just a small number of calories

There are different varieties of Watermelon

  • the Picnic tends to be larger, from 16-45 pounds or more, green rind and sweet, red flesh
  • Charleston Gray
  • Black Diamond
  • Jubilee
  • All sweet
  • Crimson Sweet

Health benefits:

Most important Helps You Hydrate:

Watermelon is 92% water meaning not only does it hydrate you but also makes you feel more full.

Contains Nutrients and Beneficial Compounds:

Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins B1, B5, and B6

Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene

May Improve Heart Health

  • Several nutrients in watermelon have specific benefits for heart health
  • Studies suggest that lycopene may help lower  your blood pressure
  • vitamins A, B6, C, magnesium, and potassium are also good for your heart
  • May Lower Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
  • Watermelon helps detox the liver and kidneys
  • May Help Relieve Muscle Soreness
  • Is Good for Skin and Hair: Two vitamins in watermelon — A and C — are important for skin and hair condition
  • Can Improve Digestion
  • May Lower Stress

Icebox Watermelon Types

Icebox watermelons are produced to feed around one person they are much smaller than other at 5-15 pounds

There are different varieties of watermelon

Sugar Baby and the Tiger Baby are sweet with dark green rinds, while Tiger Babies are golden.

Yellow/Orange Watermelons

  • Yellow/orange-fleshed watermelon plant varieties, which are typically round
  • Desert King
  • Tendergold
  • Yellow Baby
  • Yellow Doll

How to Pick a sweet Watermelon

1. Pick it up: The watermelon should feel heavy for its size.

2. Look for a yellow spot: Watermelons develop a yellow spot where they lay on the ground. When the spot yellow, it’s ripe.

3. Give it a tap: Tap the underside of the watermelon. A sweet/ripe one will have a deep hollow sound.

If Under-ripe or over-ripe the melon will sound dull

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