Essay on Watermelon
Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant. Its fruit is called watermelon. It has a thick peel, which is smooth. It is usually green with dark green stripes or yellow spots. It has a juicy and sweet interior flesh. It is usually deep red to pink, but sometimes orange, yellow, or white in color. It has a large number of small black seeds.
It is originally from the southern parts of Africa. According to John Mariani’s Dictionary of American Food and Drink, the word ‘watermelon’ made its first appearance in an English dictionary in 1615.
Watermelon is also mentioned in the Holy Bible as a food eaten by the ancients. By the 10th century, watermelons were being cultivated in China. Today, China is the world’s single largest watermelon producer. Turkey, Iran, Brazil, and Egypt are other important producers of watermelon in the world.
Watermelon can range in weight from less than one kilogram to more than ninety kilograms. Watermelons have a longer growing period than other garden plants. It can often take up to 85 days to grow completely. A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 91% water.
Like various other fruits, it is a source of vitamin C. Watermelon peel is also eatable. Most people avoid eating its peal due to its unappealing flavor. However, they are used for making pickles and sometimes used as a vegetable. In China, they are stir-fried before eating. Watermelon juice can be made into wine.