Friday, November 26, 2010

I remembered watching a variety show where the host learnt how to grow watermelons. Now whenever I eat watermelons, I think of the huge amount of water that was used to create watermelons.

A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% water by weight. It's all water! No wonder they are so juicy. I love eating cold watermelons, especially when I'm feeling thirsty. However, after you finish eating it, you'll feel more thirsty cos the watermelon taste will remain on your tongue. Nevertheless, I love watermelon because of the crunch and texture of juicy melons. It's just lovely to bite into one. Hehe.

I wanted to share about the growing process of watermelons, but came across this interesting stuff.

Quoted from Wikipedia:

In Japan, farmers of the Zentsuji region found a way to grow cubic watermelons, by growing the fruits in glass boxes and letting them naturally assume the shape of the receptacle. The square shape is designed to make the melons easier to stack and store (hahaha!!!), but the square watermelons are often more than double the price of normal ones. Pyramid shaped watermelons have also been developed and any polyhedral shape may potentially also be used.

I never thought that I would ever see a square watermelon. I didn't even thought of it!

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