Happy Watermelon Day! 3 August 2019

02
Aug
2019

Happy Watermelon Day! Who doesn’t love watermelon? Especially with the hot weather in Singapore, there are many different ways to enjoy this lovely fruit and watermelon definitely helps in refreshing and cooling down our body with juicy sensations. August 3 is the National Watermelon Day in the States, unquestionably this beauty deserves a celebration for its own, yay?

Watermelons: Interesting facts about this beauty
  • 92% of Watermelon is made up of water.

  • Watermelons were used as drinking bottles by the early adventurer.

  • In 1615, “watermelon” word was added in the English dictionary for its first entrance.

  • From planting to harvesting, watermelon needs around 80-90 days to mature.

  • Do you know that the heaviest watermelon in the world weighed 159 kg? It was grown at Sevierville in 2013 by Chris Kent.

  • In the South and North of the United States, there are over 300 types of watermelon being grown. Yellow, seeded, mini and seedless types of watermelon are grown most frequently.

Why do the Americas celebrate Watermelon Day?

The Cancer fighter: Watermelon provides Lycopene & Carotenoid which are known as antioxidants that helps in lower the risk of certain types of cancer.

Very flexible fruit: From flesh to seeds, every part of watermelon are safe to eat. You can enjoy the fruit in any ways with your own preference, for examples: juices, smoothie or ice-cream. Thus, this makes watermelon as a wonderful celebration item. Pickled and fried watermelon flesh is very common in numerous parts around the globe. In a few parts of China, they dry and roast watermelon seeds which make it edible just like nuts.

Excellent summer food: As has been mentioned above, 92% of watermelon is water. Which in a way, eating watermelon will helps your body to keep hydrated during dry season weather.

Enjoy it guiltless! : Watermelon is a mixture of fibre and water which contribute low calories. So, let’s celebrate Watermelon Day on 3 August by having it unlimited volumes without any guilt! Remember to invite your friends including those that are on a diet to have fun together by enjoying watermelon in lots of different ways.

Reference: Day Finders. (2019). Is today National Watermelon Day?. [online] Available at: https://dayfinders.com/watermelon-day/ [Accessed 2 Aug. 2019].