The scientific name for watermelon is Cucurbia Citrullus. Other name is Jubilee. It is an herbaceous creeping plant which produces 3 to 5 fruits weighing from 3 to 10 kilos. Watermelon is juicy and refreshing and eating is a pleasure.
Watermelon contains carbohydrate, protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B, Vitamin B1, vitamin B2, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, sodium and very less fat. It is hydrating, remineralising, alkalizing, diuretic, and laxative. Watermelon is good for children because of its refreshing, and mineralizing effect.
Benefits of Consuming Watermelon
- It is effective antioxidant and protective factor against prostate cancer in the body
- It is good for people suffering from disorders involving the kidneys and the urinary tract (kidney failure, lithiasis, infection).
- Diabetic patients are also advised to eat watermelon since it has low sugar content and produces sensation of satiety
- It is beneficial for people who want to lose weight