W is for ……….

W is for ……….
 
WATERMELON!!!!!!!!!!
 

It is most definitely the fruit of choice for our family in the summer.
 
Matter of fact, it is rare to open our refrigerator and not find a bowl of watermelon cut up and ready to eat.
 
Here are some fun facts about Watermelon that I found at www.watermelon.org
  • The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt
  • Watermelon is 92% water
  • Watermelon’s official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitaceae. It is cousins to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash
  • In 1990, Bill Carson of Arrington, TN grew the largest watermelon at 262 pounds that is still on the record books (1998 ed. Guinness Book of World Records)
  • By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., followed by cantaloupe and honeydew.
  • Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
  • The first cookbook published in the U.S. in 1776 contained a recipe for watermelon rind pickles.
Hope you are having a wonderful summer and that you have had the chance to enjoy watermelon with your family and friends.
 
We’re almost to the end of the alphabet.  It’s been fun blogging through the alphabet each week.  I hope you will join me and others as we finish up with X, Y and Z over the next three weeks with Marcy at Ben and Me.
 
 
Joy to You!

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5 thoughts on “W is for ……….

  1. That picture totally makes me want some watermelon REALLY BAD!! Might have to run get one today :). What neat facts! I’ve heard of the watermelon rind pickles – but I think I’ll take the pink part. 😉 If I tell N about the canteens, you know he’ll have to try and make one! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love watermelon, too. And there is some cut up, ready to eat in my fridge right now. Think I’l go grab some! Thanks for linking up! Love you!

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  3. Pingback: Cutting Up a Watermelon the Easy Way | A Colorful AdventureA Colorful Adventure

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