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Posted by: merle | 2007/11/29

Watermelon

As a family we love watermelon, and now that it's season again, we eat watermelon practically with every meal as a "dessert"! However, a neighbour told me it's just water and sugar. Is that true or is watermelon more than that?

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Dear Merle
Your neighbour may be correct this time. According to the SA Food Tables, raw watermelon contains 91.5 % water and 6.8 g of carbohydrates which are mainly fructose. It is not a high-energy food however, providing only 132 kJ per 100g. Otherwise it contains some potassium and a bit of vit C. There is no harm in eating fruit that is in season, but remember that variety is the spice of life.
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Posted by: Sue | 2007/11/29

Some fiber and probably a few vitamins too. But yes, the sugar is quite high (that's why it tastes so sweet) and to much sugar isn't really a good thing.....

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