Well now that summer has finally arrived, its time to start breaking out that juicy watermelon. Here are some things I found interesting that I never knew about watermelon and def some I wish I knew earlier!!!
1. Its Both a Fruit and a Veggie
Like we seriously couldn’t have found this out as a kid??? I would have asked for watermelon over peas any day.
2. Every Part is Edible
So you know how we were always told if you swallow a seed you were going to grow a watermelon in your stomach…. well that not true. You can actually eat both the seeds and the rind.
3. It is 91% Water
Okay so we all knew that watermelon contained a good amount of water, but almost 100% is crazy! It will def keep you hydrated on a hot day at the beach.
4. There is Actually Yellow Watermelon
LIKE WHAT? If you feel like you were told a lie your whole life, I’m with you. Where do you think you can even find the magical yellow one?
5. There are Over 1,200 Varieties
I don’t know if you guys think like me, but a watermelon is a watermelon. I had no idea there were different types.
6. It’s the Number 1 Fruit Consumed in the U.S
Honestly I thought strawberries or bananas would take the top spot, but watermelon is #1 followed by Cantaloupe (ok?).
7. There is a National Watermelon Month
I mean nowadays there is a national day for just about everything. But watermelon got a whole month…now that’s pretty cool. In case you guys were wondering, its July. So get ready to gram your melons all month!!
8. Watermelon is the Official State Veggie of Oklahoma
I mean hey that’s kinda cool. And they have a watermelon festival which is probably delicious,because watermelon is a fan fave. Anyone down to plan a road trip?