Watermelon has everything you need to beat scorching summer heat.
Wish to quench thirst while re-boosting your body with anti-oxidant lycopene and vitamin-A? Wonderfully delicious and juicy melons are the great source of much-needed water and electrolytes to tame tropical summer temperatures.
Botanically, the fruit belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae, in the genus: citrullus, and is related to the other same family members such as cantaloupe, squash, and pumpkin that run as vines on the ground surface. It is widely grown across many tropical countries where it is one of the major commercial fruit crops.
Watermelon was originated from southern African countries and from where it spread to rest of the tropical and subtropical regions. After a couple of weeks of seedling, plant bears many yellow flowers that may require honeybees for pollination.
Externally, the fruit features smooth, deep green or yellow color thick exterior rind with light-green or gray colored vertical stripes all over its outer surface. Internally, its flesh is juicy, pink, red, or yellow with numerous small black seeds embedded in the middle-third portion of the flesh