12 fragrant and juicy facts about watermelon
• 12 fragrant and juicy facts about watermelons
1. It is well known that watermelon is the largest berry in the world, although in the light of botanical representations - a melon.
2. Homeland watermelon is South Africa, its image, and the seeds can already be found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Ancient Rome was also familiar with the sweetness of the watermelon, it was mentioned in his poems Virgil. Especially Romans loved candied watermelon peels and watermelon honey (boiled to a thick consistency watermelon juice).
3. In the Russian Empire became a watermelon is widely cultivated since the XVII century. In 1660 by decree of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich watermelon melon field first appeared in Chuguev in Kharkov province.
4. For a long time Russia did not take a watermelon fresh: it necessarily long soaked in sweet syrup and cooked, adding a variety of spices.
5. In 2005, in China and Japan for the first time, went on sale cubic watermelons. According to the advertising slogan, "these melons are ideal for storing in the refrigerator." As soon as such a miracle, about 90 US dollars. To give the box-shaped berry growers its farmers watermelons placed during growth in the glass box. According to manufacturers, in addition to the convenience store square watermelons are good because they do not roll off the table.
6. To use watermelon, there is virtually no contraindications.
7. Watermelon consists of water (up to 80% fetal weight), fructose, minerals, and fiber. And as 30-40 g of fructose absorbed by the body without the cost of insulin, watermelon may have even patients with insulin-dependent diabetes - the day of 200-300 g
8. The taste of watermelon is determined by the sugar content. The more sugar, the more delicious.
9. 100 gr. watermelon 38 calories - this is good news! For general cleansing of the body in the absence of contraindications apply so-called "watermelon fast" when in 3-4 days in the food consumed only watermelons and black bread.
10. In the Spanish La Nava suit watermelon festival. The last time there four hundred local watermelons prepared and drank 2, 5 thousand liters of watermelon punch.
11. Traditionally, in early September, his tribute to give delicacy and Chinese. The main dish of the holiday becomes roasted watermelon.
12. A watermelon is the motto of the festival in the city of Kamyshin Volgograd region is: "Volga - mother, watermelon - my father." Watermelon Fair choice-record holder berries, speed eating juicy treats, watermelon shows and even watermelon fights - all this becomes an integral part of the great folk festival.