On summer nights, the pyramids of watermelons in the streets and squares look like green globes marked by meridians of a more intense green. No other fruit from this period perhaps tastes like summer like watermelon.
Known by the names of watermelon o melosine of water botanically takes the name of Citrullus vulgaris, of which more than 50 different types are known: some are round, others elongated, still others cylindrical, whose color varies from dark green to others that have green streaks and some even do not contain seeds.
Due to its high water content it is a very thirst-quenching and refreshing fruit. its red and sugary pulp contains about 95% water and therefore you can imagine the watermelon as a huge flask ready to quench your thirst on hot summer days. The watermelon also contains vitamin A, vitamin C e potassium and for this reason it is also good for health.
To recognize if a watermelon is ripe, it is necessary to observe its peel, if it has a nice dark green color, or if it is green with gray veins then it is ready to be eaten. However, if you still have some doubts, you can try to scratch off a little of the peel with a fingernail: if it comes off easily, the watermelon is ripe at the right point.
Symbolically, the watermelon has the colors of our country: red the pulp, white the edge and green the skin and ... to the botanical name of the watermelon and its watery pulp).
A tip: a nice slice of watermelon at the end of a meal is a real relief on a sultry day. The watermelon, however, because it contains a lot of water, dilutes the gastric juices too much with the result that digestion times are lengthened. So, if you want to avoid stomach ache, eat a nice slice of watermelon a snack.