Watermelons, hence their name, are made up of 92% water; A watermelon is one of the only foods to be classified as both a fruit and a vegetable
Despite the popular belief that watermelon is just water and sugar, watermelon is actually a nutrient dense food. It provides high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and just a small number of calories.
Watermelon production requires a long and warm growing season. Increases in average yield per acre will continue as more growers adopt plastic mulch, intensive management and new hybrid varieties.