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Watery Watermelons

Updated: Jun 6, 2019

Watermelons are heavy and come in all different sizes and colours. Sliced watermelons are so deliciously sweet that you do not want to stop eating them

When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat” Mark Twain

Watermelon Deliciously Sweet
Watermelon Deliciously Sweet

10 benefits, interesting facts and uses of Watermelon:

  1. One cup of sliced watermelon contains 1 an half times more lycopene that raw tomato (watermelon has a more concentrated source)

  2. The white rind of a watermelon contains more amino acid, citrulline than the pink flesh

  3. In your body, Citrulline is transformed into arginine (amino acid), that helps lower blood pressure, by dilating and relaxing the blood vessels

  4. The black seeds of a watermelon contain iron, zinc, protein and fiber

  5. Watermelon is mostly water, 91 %

  6. Eating watermelon keeps your body hydrated

  7. One cup of sliced watermelon contains Vitamin C (21% of RDA), Vitamin A (18% of RDA), Potassium (5% of RDA), Magnesium (4% of RDA) and Vitamins B1, B5 and B6 (each 3% of RDA)

  8. Watermelons contains high amounts of Vitamin A and C, which help your body make collagen that keeps your body supple and hair strong

  9. Watermelon is delicious and refreshing and can be juiced with mint, added to fresh green salad, smoothies, sorbets and eaten on its own

  10. One cup of sliced watermelon contains 11 grams of carbohydrate

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