What about watermelon’s sweetness? AHA

For the record, I love to eat watermelon. I probably have some every day. You can check out my post on it at

Just how healthy is watermelon? The following is from the American Heart Association Health News.

Whether they’re serving as snacks at a family reunion or props in a late-night comedy act, watermelons and fun just seem to go together. But how does watermelon hold up health-wise?

Smashingly, you might say.

“I’m definitely impressed by its health benefits,” said Tim Allerton, a postdoctoral researcher at Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.

It’s a rich source of minerals such as potassium and magnesium. It’s also a good source of vitamins C and A (plus beta carotene, which helps produce vitamin A), and it has fair amounts of vitamins B1, B5 and B6. You get all of that for only 46.5 calories per cup.

Befitting its name, watermelon is about 92% water, which suggests why ancestral watermelons were carried in Africa’s Kalahari Desert as long as 5,000 years ago. This is a treat with a lineage: Modern-looking versions are depicted in ancient Egyptian tombs.

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4 responses to “What about watermelon’s sweetness? AHA

  1. Awesome that you posted this today Tony! I have recently been hooked on watermelon. And I will confess to consuming quite a large quantity this past week. My husband has been buying the small ones. This time he could not find one and got a large one. Oh my goodness, but it has been tasting delicious for almost a week! It is so refreshing and hydrating. I was wondering what nutrients it had. I think I’ve probably been overconsuming, but good to know it is healthy for me 😊🍉🍉

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  2. I am so glad to read this today. I love watermelon! And the season is now. I do know someone who drinks watermelon juice. I’ve thought about trying that, too. Thanks for your post.

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