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Is Watermelon Good For You?

by Toni Olukiran

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There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a slice of watermelon on a hot summer’s day — but is the fruit actually good for you? Find out here.

What is watermelon?

Watermelons are large fruits that grow from vines, with a green inedible skin on the outside and red/pink edible flesh on the inside. It was first domesticated in Africa thousands of years ago. 

Do watermelons have nutritional value?

Yes, watermelons have a couple of properties that have good nutritional value, specifically its quantity of vitamin A. It is also a great source of beta carotene which is used to make vitamin A. The vitamin is necessary for a healthy immune system.

Is watermelon good for you?

Yes, watermelons make a great and healthy snack. It is 92% water, so whilst there aren’t loads of nutritional benefits to watermelon in the way of vitamins and minerals, it is a super low calorie fruit that can also keep you hydrated. 

Got any other questions for us? Let us know in the comments!


Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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