Watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable. It is a fruit because it grows from a seed, has a sweet aroma and refreshing texture. It is a vegetable because it is planted and cleaned from the ground like other vegetables and because it is a member of the same family as cucumbers and squash.
It is 91% water, this may not surprise you, but it is an interesting fact: the melon is more than 91% water. This means that if you eat watermelon on warm days you will stay hydrated and prevent dehydration. Watermelon has more lycopene than tomatoes which is a powerful antioxidant that gives fruits and vegetables a pink or red color. It is highly expressed in tomatoes, but melon has the greatest content. Watermelon has significant amounts of vitamins A, B6, C. One study found that men who drank natural watermelon juice before their workout had reduced muscle soreness 24 hours earlier compared to those who drank a placebo.
You can consume both, peel and watermelon seeds. Peels contain a lot of chlorophyll which helps heart health and blood building. This amino acid is important for heart health and maintaining your immune system.Both the skin and the seeds can be consumed, and are quite healthy. Contains iron, zinc, protein and fiber.