Watermelon - Sprouting Knowledge — Foster's Supermarket

Watermelon – Sprouting Knowledge

We’re sprouting knowledge on watermelon, from nutrition and growing facts to how to curb your wastage. #HappyEarthMonth


Stay hydrated, whilst staying fresh.

  • Watermelon has an average 92% water content. 
  • Watermelon is a good source of vitamin C, pantothenic acid, magnesium, copper, biotin, and B vitamins. 
  • Watermelon has one of the highest sources of lycopene which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antihypertensive properties. 

Growing Facts

  • Watermelons are sensitive to cold temperatures, and even a mild frost can severely injure the crop. 
  • It takes a watermelon 80 to 95 days to become full-grown. 
  • Watermelons require a constant supply of moisture during the growing season (about 240 gallons of water!) However, excess water at any time during crop growth, especially as fruit reaches maturity, can cause the fruit to crack, which will reduce crop yields and fruit quality. 
  • There are over one hundred thousand acres of watermelons grown in the United States alone, producing over 40 million pounds a year. 
  • Watermelon production is relatively sustainable.  

Curb Your

To help do your part for the environment, we’ve found 3 ways to utilize watermelon rinds!

  • Watermelon Rind Smoothie
    Use up the last juicy part of a fresh watermelon in a morning smoothie.
  • Watermelon Rind Curry
    Yes, the crisp texture of the rind is the perfect addition to a curry. Like cucumber, it’s great for cooking in an Indian inspired curry recipe.
  • Pickled Watermelon Rind
    Snack on it or enjoy with meats from the grill, you’ve gotta check this recipe out.