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What You Need To Know About Watermelon

Before you write off watermelon as being bland and sometimes mushy, here are some interesting facts that you should know about the Citrullus lanatus.

Watermelons are both a fruit and a vegetable

Whether watermelon is classed as a fruit or vegetable is a widely debated topic. It tastes like a sweet fruit but grows in vegetable gardens and is related to the cucumber, squash and pumpkin plants.

You can eat the entire fruit

Yes, you read that right, you can eat the watermelon rinds which have surprising health benefits. The rind can stewed, fried or pickled, and the seeds are often dried and roasted.

It’s mostly water

A less surprising fact, but one that also has its health benefits: watermelons are 92% water– a tasty way to stay hydrated on a hot summer’s day!

An ideal health food

Low in calories and rich in vitamins A and C as well as potassium, if you are looking to kick start your day with a health boost, why not opt for a slice of watermelon?

Watermelon has beauty benefits and is bursting into the beauty world

Its rich vitamin and mineral content means that watermelon is perfect to revive and refresh your skin. Found in many beauty products, this is a must have!


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With amazing health benefits, a sweet taste and a common ingredient in many beauty products, the watermelon should not be quickly dismissed!

Third year Sociology student at Lancaster University.
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