August 3 – National Watermelon Day

National Watermelon Day

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Food Facts on Watermelon 

  • There are around 300 different varieties of watermelon in the U.S. and Mexico.
  • Watermelon is considered both a fruit and a vegetable.
  • Watermelon is most often enjoyed sliced and diced. It is so versatile so people even toss it on the grill.
  • Fresh watermelon consumption in 2010 was 15.5 pounds per capita.
  • About 85 percent of watermelons are purchased at the retail level for home consumption.