Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fun Fact

Besides being a refreshing treat on a hot day, watermelon only has about 50 calories per cup, 1 gram of fiber, no fat, little sodium and is a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

Americans consume about 3 billion pounds of watermelon each year. While there are more than 200 varieties of watermelon, consumers can look for these popular types:

* Picnic watermelon is round or oblong with light to dark green rind, with or without stripes, and weighs in at 15 to 45 pounds.
* Ice box watermelon is one of the round babies at 5 to 15 pounds with dark or light green rind and red or yellow flesh.
* Seedless watermelon is gaining in popularity. It has a striped rind with red or yellow flesh and weighs 10 to 25 pounds.

Taken from here.

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