TROPICAL FRUIT - WATERMELON
WATERMELON - Non-seasonal Tropical Fruit
Watermelon is a tropical fruit and the plant grows as vines creeping on the ground
like pumpkins and cantaloupes. The origin of watermelon is Southern
Africa states. It was easy to spread to other part of the tropical
regions as the plant could be easily be germinated from seeds and grew
very fast on sandy soil with enough water.
Watermelon Fruit Nutrition
Eating Watermelon readily quenches thirst due to its high water content, and at the same time boost up the body with rich vitamins and anti-oxidant nutrients. Nutrients found in water melon are vitamin A, vitamin -B6, vitamin B-1, vitamin -C, manganese and potassium. Vitamin nutrients and manganese minerals are essential for maintaining healthy body functions and prevention from infectious diseases and harmful radicals. Potassium help takes care of the heart organ by regulating blood flow and heart beat.
Watermelon Preparation And Serving
Juicy watermelon are heavier by weight.
It is best to wash the watermelon thoroughly and chill it in the fridge
before cutting them into slices for serving. Scooping watermelon into
small balls with a spoon creates attractive garnishing. Watermelon
is also used to make fruit punch drinks or served together other
tropical fruits to create variety choices. Cut watermelon should be
covered as long exposure can spoil the taste of the fruit.