Wonderful Watermelons

by Judy Mullican

wonderful watermelon-eatingIt’s time to celebrate the juicy deliciousness of everyone’s favorite summer fruit! August 3 is National Watermelon Day! So cut into a big juicy watermelon and dig in! One of the best things about a watermelon is that there is always plenty to share. Speaking of sharing, here are a few fun facts about watermelons you may want to share.

  • Watermelons are made up almost entirely of water!
  • Nearly all the watermelons sold in supermarkets are now seedless.
  • Watermelons are packed with nutrition.
  • You can eat all parts of the watermelon­—even the rind and seeds! The rind can be made into pickles or used in stir fried dishes. If you have a watermelon with seeds, they can be roasted like pumpkin seeds.
  • Watermelons grow on vines. They have to be planted again each year.
  • China grows more watermelons than any other country.

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