A delicious and refreshing snack, the watermelon has always been a favourite, especially when the sun scorches. Picture a watermelon and it is sure to cool you down a bit! Watermelon benefits are countless, only giving us extra excuses to relish this wonderful fruit. Did you know that watermelons used to be placed in the burial tombs of Egyptian kings to “nourish them in their afterlife”? Waterm ... elon nutrition is this well-known! The ancestor of the modern watermelon is a tough, drought-tolerant plant growing in the Kalahari Desert treasured for its water-storing abilities by tribes. The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred over 5000 years ago in Egypt and has been depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphs. Watermelons were brought to countries by merchant ships that travelled along the Mediterranean Sea. By the 10th century, watermelons had reached China, which is now its largest producer. Watermelon calories are 46 per cup, it does not have as much fibre as other fruits do as it is mostly water. However, there comes this benefit - its fat content is low, so how many ever watermelons you have, you don’t need to worry about the extra pounds. So much better than even low-sugar fruits like berries! Which vitamins in watermelon make it so good for you? ● Vitamin C: helps prevent cell damage ● Vitamin A (carotenoids): the eyes! Vitamin A also powers a healthy immune system, supports bone health and reduces your risk of acne ● Cucurbitacin E: has anti-tumour properties and anti-inflammation, antimicrobial, and anti-diabetic effects.