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Watermelon Day

Watermelon is a popular gift for a host in China and Japan. Watermelons are grown in 44 out of the 50 United States with Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, and Arizona consistently leading the country in their production.
History Not quite a dessert, not exactly a savory morsel, watermelon is the large, round dish or elongated product of a trailing vine related to other melons such as honeydew and cantaloupes, and more distantly to cucumbers, squash, and pumpkins, that possesses a hard, green rind and sweet, juicy, normally pink or red pulp. Native to tropical Africa but currently grown in more than 96 countries on every continent excepting Antarctica, watermelon has a marked place in the history of agriculture and human diet. The first watermelon harvest was held in Egypt approximately 5,000 years ago, as depicted in the art and hieroglyphs found on ancient Egyptian buildings. From Africa, the fruit traveled to the Middle East, China, the countries of the Mediterranean, and subsequently the remainder of Europe, whose explorers, settlers, and slaves later introduced the plant to the New World. Watermelon Day is a way to bring the rich history, high nutritional value, and the unique taste of the wonderful fruit together into a fun summer observance! Tradition Because of its popularity around the world, there are many cultural innovations on how watermelon is consumed. Watermelon Day is a fabulous opportunity to learn more about how people of different backgrounds than your own enjoy the fruit and test those ideas out for yourself. For example, Israelis and Egyptians often combine watermelon with feta cheese for the contrasting flavor. Watermelon rinds are pickled in Asian cooking. In some places, watermelon seeds are dried, baked, and sometimes flavored for light snacking. For a refreshing treat, try scooping some juicy watermelon pulp, adding other melons, fruits, and berries, and sprinkling the salad with some lemon juice. Remember that watermelon is 92% water, doesn't contain any fat or cholesterol, and is a significant source of vitamins A and C, fiber, and potassium. So indulge in the healthy, tasty food and celebrate Watermelon Day with a big, juicy bite! Facts Watermelon is a popular gift for a host in China and Japan. Watermelons are grown in 44 out of the 50 United States with Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, and Arizona consistently leading the country in their production.

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