Fruit Spotlight: Watermelons

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History

The Watermelon War

The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
Published on Jun 10, 2017

The History Guy remembers the war over a slice of watermelon. It is history that deserves to be remembered.

The History Guy uses images that are in the Public Domain. As photographs of actual events are often not available, I will sometimes use photographs of similar events or objects for illustration.

There is an interesting analysis of Ran Runnels and the Isthmus Guard here:

10 Fascinating Facts About Watermelons – YouTube

Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes whataboutwatermelon.com
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Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes

watermelon-varietiesA Watermelon is a Watermelon, Right?

Did you know that there are hundreds of different watermelon varieties enjoyed daily.

When picking a watermelon from your local fruit and vegetable market the only decision you will need to make is the size. Many small markets only offer one type of watermelon. This has led us to believe that there is only one type although just like apples, watermelons come in a number of varieties.

Globally 200 to 300 different varieties of watermelon are accounted for although only 50 of these are enjoyed regularly. Of the 300 varieties it is no surprise that the most loved are on the sweeter side of the scale…

You are here: Home / General / Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes
Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes

watermelon-varietiesA Watermelon is a Watermelon, Right?

Did you know that there are hundreds of different watermelon varieties enjoyed daily.

When picking a watermelon from your local fruit and vegetable market the only decision you will need to make is the size. Many small markets only offer one type of watermelon. This has led us to believe that there is only one type although just like apples, watermelons come in a number of varieties.

Globally 200 to 300 different varieties of watermelon are accounted for although only 50 of these are enjoyed regularly. Of the 300 varieties it is no surprise that the most loved are on the sweeter side of the scale.

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1 Differentiating Between Watermelons
1.1 A Seeded watermelon –
1.2 A Seedless Watermelon –
1.3 A Miniature Watermelon –
1.4 An Orange or Yellow Watermelon –
2 Cousins of the Watermelon
3 Watermelon Dictionary – 26 Varieties of Watermelon
3.1 Amarillo Watermelons
3.2 Bijou Watermelons
3.3 Black Diamond Watermelons
3.4 Calsweet (Bush) Watermelons
3.5 Captivation Watermelons
3.6 Charleston Grey Watermelons
3.7 Crimson Sweet Watermelons
3.8 Estrella Watermelons
3.9 Exclamation Watermelons
3.10 Excursion Watermelons
3.11 Fascination Watermelons
3.12 Harvest Moon Watermelons
3.13 Jamboree Watermelons
3.14 Jubilee Watermelons
3.15 Kingman Watermelons
3.16 Melody Watermelons
3.17 Moon and Stars (Red) Watermelon
3.18 Sangria Watermelons
3.19 Sugar Baby Watermelons (Garden Baby)
3.20 Sweet Dawn Watermelons
3.21 Sweet Gem Watermelons
3.22 Sweet Polly Watermelon
3.23 Syngenta Watermelon
3.24 Traveler Watermelon
3.25 Triple Treat Watermelon
3.26 Yellow Doll/Baby Watermelon
Differentiating Between Watermelons
We tend to use five different terms to differentiate between watermelon varieties. These five terms refer to the characteristics of the melon rather than the direct variety. This allows us to combine multiple watermelon varieties under one category. The five terms used to describe watermelons are:

A Seeded watermelon –
Used to describe a basic watermelon that is round or oblong and weighs between 15 t0 45 pounds. These watermelons contains noticeable black seeds.

A Seedless Watermelon –
Hybrid watermelons that are the most popular due to their seedless nature. These watermelons are generally around the 15 pound mark. Seedless watermelons often have small and easily edible white seeds.

Some varieties of watermelon that fall into this category include:

Crimson
Bijou
Jack of Hearts
King of Hearts
Millionaire
Nova
Queen of Hearts
Trio
A Miniature Watermelon –
The smaller variety of watermelons that has a thin rind.

Watermelon varieties such as the Sugar Baby and the Tiger Baby fall under this category.

An Orange or Yellow Watermelon –
Varieties of watermelon that lack lycopene often fall under the orange or yellow watermelon category.

Some watermelon varieties that fall under this category include:

Desert King
Tender-gold
Yellow Baby
Yellow Doll..”

“…Amarillo Watermelons..”

Yellow Watermelon Taste Test. / Mikayla Watermelon … – YouTube

Square watermelons Japan. English version – YouTube

Growing

How to Grow Watermelon – YouTube

Watermelon Types for Short Growing Season, Short Space – YouTube

CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY
Published on May 20, 2014
Want to grow watermelon but have a short growing season or are short on space? Here are two varieties of watermelons that will work for you!

Watermelon Growing. How to plant, grow and harvest … – YouTube

Picking

How Do You Know When Watermelons Are Ripe? – YouTube

HOW TO PICK A PERFECT WATERMELON! – YouTube

Cutting

Awesome Way to Cut Watermelon – YouTube

9 WATERMELON HACKS AND WAYS TO CUT from Mr … – YouTube

How to Cut and Seed Melons – YouTube

Health Benefits

Top 10 Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon | Amazing … – YouTube

Diabetes – Watermelon Board watermelon.org
‘…Watermelon is a great inclusion in the diabetic diet. It is a source of vitamins, such as vitamins A and C; minerals, such as potassium; and fiber. It’s low in calories, since 92% of watermelon is just good-for-you water, so it’s a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without overindulging in excess sugar and calories.

Granted, watermelon has a high glycemic index (GI) score of 72, but this natural, unprocessed fruit remains a healthful food because of another factor called the “glycemic load.” This factor compares a food’s GI score with the amount of calories and carbs in the food,. The glycemic load is a much better indicator of a food’s ability to prevent or contribute to disease, since a food that has a large amount of carbs AND dramatically raises blood sugar levels obviously increases the chances of weight gain more than a food that might temporarily raise blood sugar levels, but has few calories. For example, a potato has a high glycemic score and it packs a bunch of carbs, while watermelon has a high GI score, but few calories or carbs. The former will increase the chances of those extra calories being funneled into fat cells, but watermelon just fills you up, without filling you out. (Ever hear of anyone getting fat on watermelon? Not!)..”

*see Health: How to “fight” Diabetes? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com/

Watermelon – The World’s Healthiest Foods whfoods.com

“..These cyclists were participating in 15.5-mile time trial on a mountainous course and they consumed about one quart of watermelon puree every 15 minutes while riding in the trial. (A control group of riders consumed a sports beverage containing a similar level of total carbs.) The researchers determined that the antioxidant capacity in the riders’ bloodstreams was significantly increased post-exercise through consumption of the watermelon puree. ..

between 3–6 cups of watermelon juice per day over a period of several weeks. What the researchers found was a steady and well-maintained level of citrulline in the bloodstream of the participants, yet an increased level of arginine. They concluded from these findings that citrulline from the watermelon juice had undergone conversion into arginine, while still leaving plenty of citrulline to stabilize blood levels in the study participants. This conversion provides us with even more evidence for watermelon as a fruit that can lower our risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes since arginine deficiency—especially chronic moderate or temporarily serve deficiency—has been linked to increase risk of both health problems. ..”

Health Benefits of Watermelon – YouTube

Watermelon Has Plenty of Health Benefits

Health Alert: Watermelon could be summer super-food post … – YouTube

Fruit Break – Nutritional Benefits Of Water Melon – Tips For … – YouTube

Health benefits of Watermelon that make it Perfect Summer Fruit

Healthy eating – 5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf5QImeeQ2Q
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Watermelon Island! (Watermelon DETOX)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB5xbw7cKTA
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Holidays: Thanksgiving Meal Nutrition Values

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How Many Calories Are in Thanksgiving Dinner?
A dish-by-dish guide to eating healthier—and lighter—this holiday

By Consumer Reports Last updated: November 20, 2017 consumerreports.org
“..According to the Calorie Control Council, Americans may consume more than 4,500 calories at their Thanksgiving dinner. The meal we created contains less than half that, yet still provides plenty of food. …

“Be mindful of how much you serve yourself,” says Maxine Siegel, R.D., who heads Consumer Reports’ food lab. “That way you can sample many foods without going overboard. But double or triple your portions—which is easy to do—and you could consume a sky-high number of calories.”

Depending on age, weight, and gender, most people should have somewhere between 1,600 and 2,800 calories daily. So at around 2,000 calories in our Thanksgiving dinner, even the CR spread has more than a daily allowance..”

Health Benefits of Thanksgiving Dinner Karen Borsari shape.com
“…Just 5oz of turkey provides half the recommended daily allowance of folic acid and 32g of protein.

A half-cup serving of sweet potatoes provides 330% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin A!…

..1/8th of a 9” pumpkin pie packs 4.2g of fiber and 288mg of potassium, which helps counteract the high levels of sodium in a traditional Thanksgiving meal.


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Breaking down your Thanksgiving dinner: By the numbers theweek.com
“..So, what’s the best way to avoid overeating on Turkey Day and control your calorie count? Don’t skip breakfast, says Kathleen M. Zelman at WebMD. Although many people avoid eating to “save room” for the big feast, eating something small in the morning means you won’t be starving by the time the turkey is carved. It also helps to be aware of the foods that pack the most calories, and modify your portion size accordingly. If this is the year you’re finally going to keep your winter waistline in check, take a look at how your dinner plate breaks down nutritionally:..”

High Blood Pressure

Salt…in your pumpkin pie? Thanksgiving heightens sodium onslaught By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press nseattletimes.com
“…Government guidelines set 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day as the safe upper limit. We don’t need that much: The Institute of Medicine says just 1,500 mg a day, a little less for older adults, is enough to regulate the body’s fluid balance, the mineral’s job…

Thanksgiving dinner alone can easily reach those limits: Stuffing can harbor up to 600 mg of sodium a serving, plus 300 for gravy. If you bought the salt-added turkey, plan on 490 mg. A biscuit can mean 350, although a dinner roll might have half that. Pumpkin pie doesn’t seem salty, but one popular brand has 300 mg a slice…
Thanksgiving feast loaded with salt: Reason for concern? cbsnews.com

“..If you do chose to cut back, Thayer, the dietitian, has some tips for Thanksgiving:

All bread contains sodium, but homemade cornbread for stuffing could cut a few hundred milligrams
Use low-sodium broth for the gravy, and choose low-sodium soups
Try onion, garlic and other herbs in place of salt. Lemon and citrus can stand in for salt in some foods
Check your spice bottles. Combination seasonings can contain salt.
Fresh or frozen vegetables have little if any sodium, unless you choose the frozen kind with sauce
People tend to heavily salt mashed potatoes while sweet potatoes contain very little sodium..”

Dr. Kevin Most: Thanksgiving and some new blood pressure news Posted 8:23 AM, November 20, 2017, by Mary Sandberg Boyle, Updated at 07:16AM, November 20, 2017 wgnradio.com
“..So this announcement has some really bad timing as we enter Thanksgiving Week. I just told you 40 Million people are now moved into a classification of high blood pressure and that losing weight is a great way to lower your blood pressure, and we are entering the week of Thanksgiving and the holiday season where we often see individuals put on 10 pounds not lose 5 pounds. By the way we have president Lincoln to blame for this as he made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1864..”

Tips On A Healthier Thanksgiving Meal – YouTube

Healthy alternatives for Thanksgiving – YouTube

Thanksgiving Special: Delicious Recipes and Healthy Alternatives …

Leftovers

13 Healthy Ways to Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers By Alison Loughman November 25, 2014 rodalewellness.com
Turn those Turkey Day indulgences into satisfying post-holiday meals with these expert-approved tips.
“..“Even the healthiest eater can get derailed on this day of thanks,” says Dawna Stone, Certified Health Coach and author of The Healthy You Diet. “Fortunately, among the gluttony of caloric, dense, unhealthy fare, there are some healthy and tasty options that not only taste great on Thanksgiving, but can also be used to make healthy and satisfying meals in the days to come.”..”



Ellen’s Tips for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers – YouTube

Got any personal suggestions, tips, etc..?

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