Weight: 4 - 6 kg
Historians say watermelons first grew in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. They were a source of water for thirsty traders, who began to sell the seeds in cities along the ancient Mediterranean trade routes. Watermelon is by far, one of the most powerful, body-healing fruits out there! The amazing health benefits of watermelon cover everything from your brain all the way to the cells in your feet.
Diuretic: Watermelon is a natural diuretic (as if the name isn’t a straightforward giveaway) and good for hydration.
Low in calories: A cup of watermelon contains about 80 calories.
Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Support: Watermelon is rich in phenolic compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids.
Low fat: According to Nutrition Data, the big green fruit has almost no fat per serving
Muscle & Nerve Support: Rich in potassium, watermelon is a great natural electrolyte and thus helps regulate the action of nerves and muscles in our body.
Calorie Count: 46 Cal. in one cup of diced watermelon- 920 Cal. in one whole watermelon
Ways to enjoy:
Purée watermelon, cantaloupe and kiwi together. Swirl in a little plain yogurt and serve as refreshing cold soup.
In Asian countries, roasted watermelon seeds are either seasoned and eaten as a snack food or ground up into cereal and used to make bread.
Watermelon mixed with thinly sliced red onion, salt and black pepper makes a great summer salad.
Watermelon is a wonderful addition to fruit salad.
How to store
- Refrigerate for up to 3 whole weeks *if unopened
- Store at room temperature (Above 24C) for up to 5 days *If unopened
- If the watermelon has already been cut, it should be okay in the fridge for 3 or 4 days. While it's in there, keep it in a container (if it's cubed) or place plastic wrap over the exposed edge.