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Common Name: Watermelon
Botanical Name: Citrullus Lanatus
Origin: North America
Watermelon is one of the planet’s most refreshing fruits. It grows from a vine-like annual flowering plant with a habit of climbing its surrounding areas. The stems can grow up to three meters and have leaves up to 40 mm long and 150 mm wide. The plant’s stalks can grow up to 40 mm and have both male and female flowers.
Watermelon has been a beloved low-calorie snack in cultures since its discovery. Its refreshing and nutritiously sweet taste give eaters the sense of a treat without any of the guilt. Of course, watermelon houses a number of essential nutrients making it a must have fruit.
One of the most important nutrients found in watermelon is lycopene. This carotenoid is responsible for giving watermelon fruit its pinkish-red color.
Watermelon is a good source of several other nutrients including potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Formulating with watermelon is easy. Use watermelon for anything such as a sweetener, a coloring agent, encapsulation, and more.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.