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Let us share with you some information about this refreshing fruit:
Origin and characteristics:
The origin of watermelon is the South of the African continent, probably originated in the Kalahari Dessert.
The colour of this fruit can vary and it can be found in yellow, orange, white or red, which is the most common kind of this fruit.
The weight of this fruit can differ from half a kilogram to almost 90 kilograms. The majority of the different types of this fruit taste sweet; however, it can be found with a bland and bitter taste.
A watermelon contains sugar and water in a proportion of 6% and 91% respectively and based on the weight.
Watermelon is a very refreshing summer fruit. It can be easily found in South Africa from October to March.
It can be supplied out of season in our country but it means that it needs to be imported.
As we mentioned above the percentage of water contained in watermelon is 91%, which makes it the perfect ally for those who are trying to lose weight.
You might also be happy to know that watermelon is very rich in potassium, which is very helpful to the nerve function and the muscles. It can assist with chronic conditions like arthritis and asthma.
You are going to love this summer if you decide to stock up your fridge with this fruit. There are hundreds of recipes that will assist you cooling down on the hottest days:
- Add watermelon to your classic Greek salad.
- Fill up your jars with watermelon coolers
- Tomato-watermelon sorbet – great duo full of flavour and ideal for your health.
- Watermelon salsa (sauce) – a delicious topping for your red meat and poultry dishes.