Interesting facts about watermelon.

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  • The watermelon is believed to have originated in the Kalahari Desert in Africa. It was brought to America across the Atlantic Ocean by African slaves.
  • In the 1600s, watermelon reached Spain, China, Great Britain, and further into Europe.
  • Watermelons are more than 90% water. Watermelon is actually a vegetable, not a fruit. The official name of the watermelon is Citrullus Lanatus from the Curcurbitaceae family.
  • The Guinness Book of Records has registered the largest watermelon weighing 135 kilograms!
  • More than 1, 200 varieties of watermelon are grown all over the world.
  • Watermelon is a good source of Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
  • A whole cup of watermelon contains only 48 calories.