Watermelon, raw (1 slice)

Fun Facts

  1. An average 15-20 lb watermelon can yield, 90 6-ounce wedges (3/4-inch thick), 11 cups of cubes, 6 cups of juice
  2. The white “seeds” in a seedless watermelon are actually empty seed coats where a seed did not fully mature. They are perfectly safe to eat.
  3. A watermelon takes about 90 days to grow, from planting to harvesting.
  4. You have to consider how long it may have taken to get to your grocery store, as some watermelons may travel farther distances during the import season. Once cut from the vine, a watermelon has about 3-4 weeks of shelf life.
  5. The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.
  6. Watermelon is 92% water
  7. Watermelon’s official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitaceae. It is cousins to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash

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