A Medium Fresh Watermelon - The watermelon is actually a home-grown fruit that was first domesticated right here, on the African continent. A medium fresh watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that’s good for you in various ways. As we have all been told our whole lives, drinking water is an important way to keep your body hydrated but some of us don’t really like the taste of water all the time. Watermelon is 92% water, what’s more, a high-water content is one of the reasons why fruits and vegetables help you feel full. The combination of water and fiber means you’re eating a good volume of food without a lot of calories. As far as fruits go, watermelon is one of the lowest in calories — only 46 calories per cup (154 grams). That’s lower than even low-sugar fruits such as berries.
One cup (154 grams) of watermelon has many other nutrients as well, including these vitamins and minerals:
Vitamin C: 21% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
Potassium: 5% of the RDI
Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI
Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid. They are amazing as is but also in salads , frozen for a cooling treat or as part of an adult beverage like a mojito.