Why Watermelon is the “GOAT” of fruit.

I know what you might be thinking, “so this guy goes from talking about cars to talking about watermelon?” “Why?” Well I will tell you why. Have you ever tried a nice, juicy, clean cut, watermelon on a sunny, hot, day? If you have, you know how good it tastes. If you haven’t, WHY NOT? You are missing out my friend, if you have not tried a good watermelon. Nothing beats a good watermelon in the summertime, not even ice cream. It is a almost a crime to compare it’s taste to any other fruit (although green grapes for me come in second place). I love watermelon, this is why I “shifted gears” so unexpectedly.

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There are a few “unexpected problems” that do happen sometimes when you buy a watermelon at any store and when you eat it. The first comes when you think you bought a good one (I usually “knock” on it to make sure it sounds hollow, I don’t know why my family does it, but it works most of the time), it has a nice green color with a sort of white/light lime color at the bottom (where it sat in the garden), it is a good size, and isn’t mushy. Then when you finally cut it open (I usually cut it down the middle horizontally, then cut up each half into squares), it has a nasty white color to it, there aren’t many seeds in it, and it has a mushy texture. It is an unfortunate risk you have to take when buying a watermelon. But when you do get that good one, it is worth the money. The second problem comes when you cut it up and start eating it and eating some more until you get “full.” For me, it bloats my stomach when I have a decent amount of it; it is called “WATERmelon,” so most of it contains water (92% of it to be exact), and then all of that water adds up, causing you to have to take a “leak” a lot.

Watermelon also comes with many health benefits, just like every other fruit. (These health benefits are listed below.)

The health benefits of eating watermelon:

  • Can rehydrate you and keep you hydrated, almost all of the watermelon contains water. With this high water-content comes the feeling of fullness, which is good because you get to feel full without racking up the calories.
  • It contains key nutrients such as: Vitamin C (21% of daily intake in one cup), Vitamin A (18% of daily intake in one cup), Potassium (5% of daily intake in one cup), Magnesium (4% of daily intake in one cup), and Vitamins B1, B5, and B6 (3% of daily intake in one cup).
  • Some of the compounds in watermelon might be able to prevent cancer (cucurbitacin E and lycopene).
  • It’s good for your skin and hair; some nutrients keep your hair supple, while others protect you from sunburn.
  • The juice that comes from watermelon have the potential to be a good recovery drink after exercise.

Overall I give this fruit a 9/10 for taste, a nine because some watermelon don’t taste good at all. Solidifying it’s place as the “GOAT” (greatest of all time) of all fruit.

{Disclaimer: THIS IS MY OPINION}

Sources:

Kerri-Ann-Jennings, “Top 9 Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon.” Healthline (RED). https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/watermelon-health-benefits

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