Watermelon is a large fruit, scientifically known as Citrullus lanatus. It comes from South Africa and belongs to the same family as melons, courgettes, pumpkins, and cucumbers (Cucurbitaceae). There are 5 common varieties of watermelon: with seeds, seedless, mini, yellow, and orange.

Watermelon contains a large amount of water and nutrients, contains very few calories, and is extremely refreshing. It is also a good dietary source of citrulline and lycopene, two very important phytochemicals.


Watermelon consumption (or the juice) can have many health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, improving insulin sensitivity, and recovery of the injured muscles