The Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant, it’s fruit contains about 92% water and 6% sugar by weight. It contains a high amount of beta carotene and lycopene. Regular consumption of watermelon may have anti hypertensive effects. Its skin contains many hidden nutrients, but most people avoid eating them due to their unappealing flavor. Watermelons contain a significant amount of citrulline. Citrulline is found to relax blood vessels, it is also sold as a performance-enhancing supplement, which was shown to reduce muscle fatigue.
Aside from its nutritional and culinary benefits, watermelons are also common in carved food art. The photo on the left shows several bizarre carved creations.