August 3rd is National Watermelon Day! — Foodimentary – National Food Holidays

Today’s five facts about watermelons: By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., followed by cantaloupe and honeydew. Watermelon is 92% water. The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt. Watermelon’s official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitaceae. It is cousins to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash. […]

via August 3rd is National Watermelon Day! — Foodimentary – National Food Holidays

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