The goodness in a watermelon is as huge as its size
4/1/2015 11:29:40 AM
|written By : Nithya Subramanian|
The next time you bite into its juicy red flesh just rejoice because American author Mark Twain once said, “When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat”. Packed with flavour and nutrition, this fruit is good to eat, drink and wash your face with!
The watermelon is believed to have originated in southern Africa where it was found growing wild. Evidence of its cultivation in the Nile Valley has been found from the second millennium BC onward. Watermelon seeds have been found at Twelfth Dynasty sites and in the tomb of PharaohTutankhamun. It is also mentioned in the Bible as a food eaten by the ancient Israelites while they were in bondage in Egypt.
In the 7th century, watermelons were being cultivated in India and by the 10th century had reached China, which is today the world’s single largest watermelon producer.
Though a watermelon is made up of 92 per cent water, it is full of nutrients that decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, overall lower weight.
1. Asthma prevention: Watermelons are a good source of Vitamin C, a nutrient that helps reduce the risk of asthma.