5 Interesting Things About Watermelon You Probably Didn't Know!
Every fruit has its own specialities, so is the watermelon. Nature already has lots of mysteries to discover. So this article will be specific about some of the most interesting things about watermelon you probably didn’t know before!
Watermelon is likely to bring up images of your favorite summertime snack, but there's more to it than what meets the eye! Here are a few interesting things about this delicious treat.
Top 5 Interesting Things About Watermelon:
Watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable
Watermelons are most commonly called fruit, because of their sweet taste. And they appear as fruits, emerging from flowers pollinated by bees, and since they contain pollen, they are fruits from a botanical perspective.
The flesh is frequently used as a sweetener or a nice addition to daily meals, while the rind is frequently used as a vegetable (stir-fried, stewed, and often pickled). Watermelon contains a number of essential nutrients since it is both a fruit and a vegetable. Vitamin A (8% DV based on a 280g serving) and Vitamin C are two of these nutrients (25% DV based on a 280g serving).
2.You can eat the WHOLE watermelon
Though we tend to focus on the succulent melon skin, watermelon rinds are edible as well as full of nutrients and surprising health benefits. The rinds are often stir-fried or stewed in China, although cooks tend to pick them up in the South. Stir-frying, stewing, or pickling the rind are all options. Serve salsas, salads, or smoothies in a compostable bowl made from a hollowed watermelon.
3. Watermelon is not just a summer fruit
While watermelons conjure up images of carefree summertime — family barbecues, lazy beach days, and seasonal soirees — the truth is that watermelon is always accessible. We can enjoy fresh cuts, minis, and juices all year thanks to imported watermelon. There are 1,200 varieties of watermelon grown in 96 countries, with seeded, seedless, mini, purple, and orange being the five main forms. Every season has its own watermelon.
4. Watermelon might offer protection against Cancer
Lycopene, an antioxidant that has been shown to minimize the occurrence of multiple types of cancers, including the prostate, lung, and stomach, is a great source of melons.
5. There's a yellow variety
It's hard to believe there's a watermelon that isn't pink on the inside, but there is a Yellow Crimson variety with a bright interior and a sweeter, honey-like flavor. The problem is that the two are almost identical on the outside, making it impossible to say which is which, unless you read the signs at your local grocery store or farmers' market.
Ask for a Crimson Sweet if you want a standard pink watermelon. Only bear in mind that no one knows how much nutritional benefit the yellow variety has if any. According to Sass, the majority of research has been done on the pink variety, so stick with that or get a decent mix of both.
So, these are some of the interesting things you probably didn’t know about Watermelon before.
Now, do you feel like gorging on those tasty watermelons? So go get yourself some of these goodies and other such fruits from your nearest OTP store or simply book a home delivery.