September 19, 2009

therapeutic properties of watermelonSummer is just the perfect time for eating watermelons. This refreshing crunchy fruit is actually a berry (or a pepo) with green striped surface and soft juicy flesh. Watermelons are far relatives of pumpkin, zucchinis and other members of the Cucurbitaceae family. It came to Europe and the U.S. from North and Central Africa. Nowadays, watermelons have been cultivated in the areas with dry and hot climatic conditions, and this delicious gifts of nature are available in our markets almost year-round. The heaviest watermelon ever registered by the specialists grew up in Japan and reached 111 kg of weight. Read the rest of this entry »