Watermelon

Watermelon is actually a vegetable which can be traced back to Africa and is part of the cucumber and squash family. Perhaps the most refreshing, thirst quenching fruit of all, watermelon consists of 92% water and 8% sugar. Americans eat over 17 lbs of watermelon each year. The largest one on the Guinness Book of World Records weighed 262 pounds. There are more than 50 varieties of watermelon. Most have red flesh, but there are orange and yellow-fleshed varieties. There are four general categories: All Sweet, Ice-Box, Seedless and Yellow Flesh. Watermelons are a rich source of anti-oxidants..

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