Watermelon is related to the cantaloupe, squash and pumpkin, other plants that also grow on vines on the ground. They can be round, oblong or spherical in shape and feature thick green rinds that are often spotted or striped. Watermelon has an extremely high water content, approximately 92%, making it a favorite thirst-quenching fruit. While most watermelons have seeds that are black, brown, white, green or yellow, a few varieties are actually seedless.
Most often consumed in it's natural state, watermelon can also be added to salads, pureed into cold soups, crushed into mixed drinks, or made into popsicles. The rind can also be pickled and the seeds roasted.
Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C. It is also a very good source of vitamin A and vitamin B6. In addition, watermelon is a good source of thiamin, potassium and magnesium.