Category Archives: Food as Medicine: Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus, Cucurbitaceae)

Food as Medicine: Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus, Cucurbitaceae)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat The watermelon is the largest edible fruit grown in the United States: an annual trailing plant with fruits that can grow from 5-50 pounds and vines that can reach up to 20’ in length. Each fruit forms from a yellow flower, and the spherical or ovoid fruit is typically smooth and green or green

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