August 3: Enjoy National Watermelon Day

National Watermelon Day is a non-official American holiday which is observed August third and on which individuals can enjoy that delicious summer staple, the watermelon.

On this occasion, individuals can appreciate this fruit in a wide range of ways. All things considered, it is one of the most reviving summer fruit out there on the planet today.

History

Nobody truly knows when National Watermelon Day was built up. A few people trust it was begun by watermelon ranchers and others trust it was a production of the National Watermelons Board.

The history of the watermelon notwithstanding, is significantly simpler to nail down. Scientists and botanists accept that the cutting edge watermelon can be followed right back to a plant like plant that developed wild in southern Africa.

It has been developed by indigenous individuals since at any rate the second Millennium BC. From that promising start, the cutting edge watermelon at that point spread completely through Asia throughout the following thousand years, and in the end advanced into southern Europe by the tenth century.

It was then acquainted with the New World by means of European pioneers and African slaves by the sixteenth century. By the seventeenth century, it was a generally developed staple all through a significant part of the southern United States.

Today, watermelons are developed in pretty much every state in the U.S. Indeed, there are just around 6 states where watermelons aren’t developed financially. The states which produce the most watermelons are California, Arizona, Georgia, Texas and Florida.

Watermelon Facts

Watermelons are for the most part water. About 91% of the watermelon by volume is comprised of water.

The seeds and skin of the watermelon is eatable.

Watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY

1.There are a perpetual assortment of watermelons

Did you know there are in excess of 1,200 assortments of watermelon on the planet?

They run from pink to orange, huge to little, round to try and square! In the event that you ever wind up in Japan, make certain to find its acclaimed “cubic” watermelons.

2. Watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable

Watermelons cross all produce limits. They are a natural product (a berry, to be exact) in light of the fact that they contain seeds to deliver more plants.

Yet, they are additionally a vegetable, since they are planted from seeds and reaped like different vegetables.

Watermelons are an individual from the gourd family, which means they’re identified with squash, cucumbers and pumpkins.

3. You can eat huge amounts of watermelon—totally guilt-free

On a tight eating routine? Not to stress! Watermelons are 92% water, so you can not just dive in without feeling regretful—you can likewise remain hydrated on a hot summer day.

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