Summertime and watermelon: Name a more iconic duo, I’ll wait. In fact, the two go together so well that July has been recognized as National Watermelon Month. Pretty sweet, eh?
That pun wouldn’t have held up in ancient times. According to National Geographic, watermelon was actually bitter when it first originated in Africa. Throughout history, it was cultivated to be the sweet fruit that you know it as.
You may be eating this fruit for its refreshingness, but are you aware of just how healthy it is? How many calories in a whole watermelon?