5 Strange Facts About Watermelon To Celebrate National Watermelon Day!
There is quite literally a holiday for everything, but today is a summer favorite. August 3rd is National Watermelon Day.
To celebrate, here are 5 weird, but true facts about this summer favorite.
Watermelon is considered both a fruit and vegetable. The fruit portion (the center) is the most often eaten, but the rind is often used for stir-fry and pickling.
Watermelon has been said to help prevent or reduce asthma, high blood pressure, cancer, dehydration, inflammation, indigestion and muscle soreness.
Watermelons come in many colors and shades including: scarlet red, coral red, orange, salmon yellow, canary yellow or white.
There are places in Japan that actually specially grow watermelons into squares. Originally intended for space efficiency in small refrigerators, there have been other farms that have begun growing watermelons into other shapes like hearts and pyramids.
We now know that the center of a watermelon is a fruit, the rind can be used as a vegetable, but the seeds are edible as well. That means you can literally eat the entire watermelon.