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Watermelon

Also Known As : Tarbooj
Technical Name : Citrullus lanatus

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

Watermelon has sweet taste.

Usage Tips

  1. It can be used for making smoothies, juices, cocktails and mocktails and fruit salads.

Common names and forms

  1. Chopped watermelon
  2. Chopped Watermelon Rind
  3. Skin of watermelon
  4. Watermelon Chunks
  5. Watermelon Rind

Description

It is a fruit which is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. It has oblong, spherical shape and has thick green rinds on its outer skin. It has red sweet juicy flesh along with black seeds.

Health benefits

  • Potassium and magnesium present in it helps in stimulating the blood flow and reduces risk of cardiovascular problems.(1)
  • Compounds like lycopene, carotenoid and phytonutrients present in it prevents cancer.(1)
  • It helps in proper functioning of insulin in the body and lowers blood sugar levels.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose a heavy sized watermelon which should not be too shiny or too dull and having a smooth skin.

Note

Excessive consumption of watermelon is not good for diabetic patients.It can cause insulin imbalance in the body. It can cause allergies like face swelling, anaphylaxis and rashes on skin.(2)

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