Watermelon, The Much Needed Fruit For Health Benefits

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    Watermelon is a fruit mainly from Africa. It is a berry known scientifically as pepo. The fruit is huge, almost the size of a football. It has a thick outer covering of light and dark green stripes. The inside is juicy, the pink fibre that has white and black seeds. Today, even seedless watermelons are available and you can include them in your fruit basket.
    Watermelons can be eaten raw or can be cooked. Usually, the watermelons are grown in wild, but
    today, due to its popularity, it is cultivated in huge amounts. Watermelons are grown in India, Asian Countries, Europe, Africa and America. China is the world’s largest producer of watermelons.
    Watermelon is an annual fruit. It grows on plants that have long, weak and climbing stems.
    The plants can grow up to 3 m long. Unisexual flowers, both male and female occur in the same plant. The fruits may grow up to 20 cm in diameters, and some cultivated breeds can go up till 70 cm.
    Nutritional value –
    100 g of watermelon contains 30 calories of energy. It contains 6g of sugar along with dietary fibre, fat, protein, vitamins and lots of water. Watermelon is 90% water and very low content of fat. Thus, watermelon is a wonderful fruit for summer. Some people eat even the rind of watermelon as it is edible. But, most of them avoid it because of the unlikeable taste.
    Uses –
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    Watermelons are used to make juices and smoothies.
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    Watermelons are used to make cocktails and mocktails.
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    They are used to make jellies and jams.
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    They are also used to make flavours that are edible.
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    The rind of the fruit is used to make pickles and also to make stews.
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    The seeds are dried and roasted and eaten. They taste like nuts.
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    Watermelon is also used to make wine.
    Health benefits –
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    Moreover, it can reduce the risk of obesity.
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    The consumption of watermelons can reduce the risks of many problems such as diabetes and cardiac issues.
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    In addition, watermelon promotes healthy complexion and fast growth of hair
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    Also, it is an energy booster.
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    Watermelons contain vitamin c which can prevent asthma and other breathing problems.
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    It can also reduce hypertension.
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    Watermelon is a good cancer preventive food that you can eat. It can reduce the risks of prostrate and other types of cancers.
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    Watermelon is rich in fibre and water, thus it is a good digestive element. However, it can prevent constipation and regularize digestive system habits.
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    As watermelon is made of water, it is the best fruit that can be given to a dehydrated person.
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    The choline present in watermelons helps in improvement of sleep, learning, memory and muscle movement. Also, the vitamin a will keep your hair and skin moisturized and supple.

     

    Watermelons are a synonym for hot weather and scorching summer. East a slice of watermelon and stay hydrated in the summer. Finally, you can order fruit baskets the UK online too.

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    34 COMMENTS

    1. The best fruit out there. I love everything related to melon. Juices, smoothies, desserts and of course the fruit itself. Only thing is it is tricky to buy as whether it is sweet or not depends on your luck! have you see yellow melons?

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    2. Watermelons are very refreshing fruits. I have eaten it as a fruit, juice, smoothie. However I have never tasted it as a jam or jellies, that should be interesting, as long as they do not put too much sugar. The rind as pickles sounds interesting as well.

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    3. Watermelon is my mom's favorite fruit because of its juiciness and sweetness. I love that it brings to much nutritional value to our body.

    4. I loved this fruit and your post gives a healthy note for all your readers. There are some other healthy fruits that I liked most; apples, grapes, jackfruit, melon, mangoes, etc.. The sweet taste of watermelon gives delight with healthy and helpful results.

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    5. Watermelon is so full of vitamins and minerals and it will always be one of my favorites. I love having it during the summer and turning it into smoothies. It's really refreshing!

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    6. i didn't know watermelon is an african fruit! i can't say watermelon is my favourite fruit (i have too many favourites to list out) but i surely enjoy a slice of cold watermelon when the weather is hot!

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    7. I helped planted watermelons before. Basically, any melon plants require a huge amount of water for plants to fruit and grow bigger fruits. They are not exactly easy to cultivate too.
      But for the fruit itself, my dad loves to submerge the watermelon in a pail of water for a day before slicing it open to eat. He explained that it would further improve the juiciness of the fruit and be keeping it cool at the same time.

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