Crimson sweet, Star brite,
Major growing area
Dry and intermediate
Refreshing to bite into and gives a sweet and juicy flavour
AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES
Treats haemorrhages, urinary tract disorders, flatulence, spleen disorders, excessive thirst and dehydration. Watermelons possess anti-inflammatory properties and potent antioxidants, reducing the likelihood of weight gain and the risk of heart disease. It may also help fight cancers.
The earliest evidence of watermelons being in use takes us back 4,000 years to Egypt, where the fruit’s remains are said to have been found as hieroglyphs on tombs. It gets better - seeds dating back to 3,000 BC have been found in a cave in Hang-Zhou, China. There is also reason to believe that watermelons may even have been is use in India before they found their way to China!
Watermelon juice is super-refreshing. Simply blend, strain and drink up. Take it a step further; add chunks of fresh strawberries, blueberries and/or kiwi and freeze for delicious popsicles.
The juice pairs well with cucumber, honeydew, grape, strawberry, ginger, lemon, mint, and pomegranate.
Soak watermelon balls in vodka and serve chilled, or combine watermelon juice with white wine to make a nice spritzer at your next party.
NUTRIENTS & VALUES PER 100g EDIBLE PORTION
||16.0 k cal