Ten fun facts about Melons
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Watermelon's name came from the fact that about 92% of the melon is water.
There are a lot of different types of melons, ranging from European cantaloupe, watermelon and muskmelon to honeydew and winter melon.
Tutankhamun, an Egyptian pharaoh, was buried with the seed of watermelons, since they were so popular in the Roman Empire.
Knocking on a melon's shell can actually works to test if the volume of sugar has settled, to allow full ripeness. A dull thump should be expected.Fact 5
The melon is considered to be a botanical fruit, specifically a berry, meaning it's the ripened ovary of a seed plant and it includes the seeds.Fact 6
Melons are annual plants, so their life cycle finishes in one year.Fact 7
Egyptian hieroglyphics, as far back as 2400 B.C., portray the use of melons as sources for portable water.Fact 8
The surface of a cantaloupe can contain harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, so it is important to wash and scrub the melon before consuming it.Fact 9
Since melons lack a starch content, they do not ripen any more once they are picked from the vine.Fact 10
In China or Japan, it is considered impolite to not take a gift if you are invited to dinner. Watermelon is an extremely popular gift to give. Click here for more food facts ❯
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