One of the most enjoyable and beneficial fruits this summer is watermelon. Juicy and sweet this watermelon can give you a peace from this heat at any time. The price of this fruit skyrockets in summer, but many people still buy and eat this fruit. However, many of us do not know much about the history of this fruit of choice. Today let us know the unknown facts about this fruit which were unknown to us till now.
This fruit contains more than 90 percent water, which is why there is no substitute for watermelon in summer. Watermelon came to India in the 7th century. Watermelon, which is called Kalingam like Kalingam in Sanskrit. This fruit is not described in any Indian religious or Ayurvedic text. Even the well-known Ayurvedic text Charak Sanhita mentions mango but does not mention watermelon.
Watermelon is one of the oldest fruits in the world, but no one knows exactly where it originated. Watermelon is said to have been found in carvings on Egyptian tomb walls about 5,000 years ago. Watermelon was cultivated in the hot desert region of Africa and from there it was brought to India by traders from Middle Eastern countries like Iran, Turkey etc.
This fruit is mainly produced in summer. However, in countries like Mexico, watermelon is cultivated throughout the year. A species of this fruit called black watermelon is described as one of the most expensive watermelons in the world. These black watermelons are sold at auction every year. These fruits contain proteins, carbohydrates and minerals which make up for the lack of glucose in the body. The large amount of fiber in this result helps to keep the stomach well.