Refreshing facts about watermelon - all that you need in a hot summer day
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What do you know about watermelon? At least that it is sweet, tasty and juicy. But did you know that it contains lots of vitamins and can help you to loose some weight, it also can be a good treat for your dog and you can eat the whole fruit with its rind? Read the article and learn these amazing facts about watermelon with QuizzClub.com.
#1 Fruit or vegetable?
It is still a doubtful question whether watermelon is a fruit or a vegetable. It is considered to be a fruit as it's sweet and has seeds inside. But watermelon is a member of the same family as cucumber, pumpkin and squash. Watermelon is classified as both a fruit and a vegetable by different people, although it’s probably most commonly considered to be a fruit.
#2 Watermelon is good for your health
Watermelon contains Vitamin B6 that is responsible for normal functioning of our brains. Besides, it's a good source of Vitamin A which is great for your eyes. If a person eats at least 100 grams of this fruit a day, his or her eyes will stay healthy and eyesight - sharp. Moreover, it's rich in Vitamin B1, C, potassium and many other vitamins that help a human to stay healthy.
#3 Watermelon has a high water content
It's proved that watermelon is 91.5 percent water, that is why this fruit can help you to stay hydrated throughout almost the whole day. This is very important especially during hot summer season.
#4 Watermelon can help to prevent cancer
Watermelon contains more lycopene than tomatoes. Lycopene serves as a powerful antioxidant that can improve a person's immunity and reduce the risk of cancer.
#5 Rind and seeds are edible
Most people throw rind and seeds of a watermelon away. But they also contain a lot of vitamins and nutrients. Try to put watermelon rind into a blender add lime juice and you'll get a healthy and refreshing drink.
#6 Watermelons can be really big
According to Guinness World Records the biggest watermelon was grown by Chris Kent in 2013. It weighed 350,5 pounds.
#7 Watermelon can be a good treat for your dog
You can give your dog 1-3 pieces of watermelon as a treat that is rich in vitamins. But make sure it has no seeds or rinds.
#8 There are more than 1200 varieties of watermelon
Watermelon can be of various weights, colors and even shapes. It can be of red, orange, yellow or white color, contain seeds or be seedless, be oval, round or even cube shaped.
Find out how seedless watermelons are grown in this educational video
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