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Watermelon are diverse, with over 1200 known varieties. The seeds may be red, white, black, pink, spotted or brown. Their thick, hard rinds range from pale to dark green and may be solid in color or striped. Large and round or oblong, the juicy flesh also varies from pink to deep red, affecting a Watermelon's sweetness. Often the deeper colored the flesh, the sweeter the taste. Watermelon's flesh contains about 6% sugar and it is comprised primarily of water.
Watermelon is available year-round with a peak season in the summer months.
Watermelon, botanically known as Citrullus lanatus, is a flowering and fruiting vine plant and member of the cucumber family, Cucurbitaceae. Since it is not a member of the genus Cucumis, technically the Watermelon is not botanically classified as a melon and rather is a specialized type of large berry also known as a pepo or false berry.
Recipes that include Watermelon. One is easiest, three is harder.
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