My Favorite Fruit: Watermelon!

Watermelon is definitely my favorite fruit out there. I only eat it in season, but when its in, I eat it nonstop! Its filling, sweet naturally and the ideal summer snack.

The Facts:

1. Not only does it quench your thirst, it can also quench inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.

2.Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide.

3.Watermelon is an ideal health food because it doesnt contain any fat or cholesterol, is high in fiber and vitamins A & C and is a good source of potassium.

4.Pink watermelon is also a source of the potent carotenoid antioxidant, lycopene. These powerful antioxidants travel through the body neutralizing free radicals.

5.Watermelon is a vegetable! It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.

6.Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.

7.Watermelon is grown in over 96 countries worldwide.

8.In China and Japan watermelon is a popular gift to bring a host.

9.In Israel and Egypt, the sweet taste of watermelon is often paired with the salty taste of feta cheese.

10.Every part of a watermelon is edible, even the seeds and rinds.

Do you like watermelon?

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