National Watermelon Day is a fantastic day that falls on August 3 of every year.

Iran PressIran news: Made of almost 92% water, the fruit is full of Vitamins A, C, and antioxidants. So what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a few slices of watermelon to celebrate this delicious holiday.

Watermelon is an ancient food that is believed to have originated in tropical Africa. Historians have found evidence of watermelon cultivation as far back as 4000 years ago. Today, many varieties of fruit are grown in warm parts of the world.

Because of its high water content, watermelon is a good thirst quencher. In fact, in the Kalahari desert, where they are called tsamma, watermelons are one of the main sources of water during the dry, hot season. In the past, people crossed the desert only during a good tsamma season.

Some studies have shown that the antioxidants in watermelon - carotenoid and lycopene - can reduce the risk of some types of cancer.

Iranian Muskmelon or Persian melon is one of the most popular melons in the country. The species of melons has yellow-white flesh with small yellow seeds. Its taste is sweet, flavorful, and semi Juicy. The outer rind is yellow, thin with light-green vertical stripes all over its outer surface.

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