Watermelon Benefits and Varieties: Last Eaten Fruit since New Year

Of all the twelve kinds of fruits I bought for our New year tradition, watermelon is the last one had been eaten. I wonder why, our two melon got rotten after five days and I was planning to make a shake melon of those pairs but its too late. But thank God our watermelon is still juices and edible. And I was surprise to know the health benefits of water melon. Kidney disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart care, heat stroke, macular degeneration, impotence are the few. Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.), family Cucurbitaceae) is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind and fleshy center. I search it on google and now I know from now on I’ll try to eat watermelon often and the watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon. It is also commonly used to make a variety of salads, most notably fruit salad.

Watermelo has a varieties but as far as I know I only known two kinds; the yellow kind and the red kind and it has a smooth exterior rind (green, yellow and sometimes white) and a juicy, sweet interior flesh (usually pink, but sometimes orange, yellow, red and sometimes green if not ripe).

The Carolina Cross produced the current world record watermelon weighing 119 kg. It has green skin and red flesh.

The Yellow Crimson has a yellow colored flesh. It has been described as sweeter and more honey-flavored than the more popular red flesh watermelon.

The Orangeglo has a very sweet orange pulp, and is a large oblong fruit weighing 9–14 kg, it has a light green rind with jagged dark green stripes.

The Moon and Stars variety 1926 created is rind purple/black and has many small yellow circles (stars) and one or two large yellow circles (moon) has pink flesh or red and has brown seeds.

The Cream of Saskatchewan It was originally brought to Saskatchewan, Canada, by Russian immigrants, consists of small round fruits around 25 cm (10 inches) in diameter. It has a quite thin, light green with dark green striped rind, with sweet white flesh and black seeds. It can grow well in cool climates.

The Melitopolski It is an early ripening variety that originated from the Volga River region of Russia, an area known for cultivation of watermelons. The Melitopolski watermelons are seen piled high by vendors in Moscow in summer and has small round fruits roughly 28–30 cm (11–12 inches) in diameter.

The Densuke Watermelon The rind is black with no stripes or spots. It is grown only on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, where up to 10,000 watermelons are produced every year has round fruit up to 25 lb (11 kg). In June 2008, one of the first harvested watermelons was sold at an auction for 650,000 yen (6300 USD), making the most expensive watermelon ever sold. The average selling price is generally around 25,000 yen (250 USD)

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