Monday, 1 January 2018

5 Interesting Things You Should Know About Watermelons

Interesting Things You Should Know About Watermelons

A lot of people all around the world enjoy taking the watermelon fruit. From it the fluffy and pulpy feel of the fruit to the juicy liquid that is gotten from eating it. Whichever it is, the watermelon fruit is surely a refreshing fruit that would come in handy on a hot summer afternoon.

You can of course either eat it, cut it into chunks and thrown into a mixer; bottom line is that the fruit can be enjoyed whichever way you choose.

Now, so many of us only eat the watermelon fruit just for the purpose of it being a fruit and we all know that it has its beneficial nutrients. There are however some facts that you need to know about the big green fruit and this article will highlight these facts. How about we get right to it?

Most expensive watermelon

In the year 2008, a watermelon fruit was sold at a very exorbitant price. This particular watermelon, the first of its kind that was harvested in Hokkaido, is a Densuke and was sold for $6,300. The Densuke is a Japanese breed of watermelon and normally sells for $250 per fruit.

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The Densuke was sold at an auction, thereby making it the most expensive watermelon ever sold.

Origin of watermelon

Nobody can really point to where this fruit originated from but according to theories, it is suggested that the fruit had its origins in Egypt over 4,000 years ago. Although there are no evidences to support this theory other than one image that features a fruit that looks very much like the watermelon fruit.

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Other than this, the origin of the watermelon fruit has been pretty much speculative.

Highly regarded fruit in certain parts of the world

In some parts of Asia, the seeds of watermelon and the fruit itself are treated with a lot of respect. During national holidays and festivities, for example, in China and Vietnam, during the new year, the seeds are eaten.

In these parts of the world, the fruit is highly revered, hence the reason why they make use of all of the parts of the fruits.

Entertainment purposes

if there is a need to smash, chop, squeeze or slash anything to score a point or demonstrate someone’s abilities, the most used fruit is watermelon fruit. A Russian, Olga Liashchuk used her thighs to cursh three watermelons within 14.65 seconds in 2014 and that earned her a spot in the Guinness World Records.

Can be easily preserved

Watermelon fruit does not require too much efforts when it comes to keeping it fresh and edible. You only need to keep it in the proper conditions and it will be preserved for months. It is believed that this is the very reason why the fruit got widely cultivated in the first place.

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Watermelon is made up 91% water content and in times of drought, the fruit can be broken and water would still be gotten from it.

So, would you get yourself some watermelons today?


5 Interesting Things You Should Know About Watermelons

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