Eating a watermelon
Watermelons are truly one of summer’s sweetest treats. They are fun to eat and they are good for you. No other fruit quenches your thirst like the subtly, crunchy watermelon. Originated in South Africa, watermelon grows on vine-like plants coming from the dirt-covered ground and is one of the most common types of melon.
Watermelons can be round, oblong, or spherical in shape. They can also be soccer ball-size, or elongated with an egg shape. They can feature thick green rinds that are often spotted or striped. They can vary in size from a few pounds up to ninety pounds. The watermelon is oddly shaped. The strange fruit has a smooth, waxy, candle-like exterior rind. Watermelon can come in colors that look like they came from the rainbow. They can range from jungle green, bright yellow like the sun, or as white as a ghost. It is covered with a thick veined green shell on the outside. It also has a juicy, sweet interior flesh, which is usually pink, but can also be orange, yellow, red, or sometimes as green as grass if it is not ripe. The inside can be white as snow until the pulp turns attractively blood-red when ripe. It has many black seeds that easily stand out against the blood-stained flesh. The seeds often look like little, tiny insects.
When cutting a watermelon, the first thing you notice is the smell. It has a very odd smell, like freshly cut grass. It is the most amazing thing I have ever smelled. This scent is not something you would expect from a fruit. Even though the fragrance of the fruit may not be as strong as others, the aroma still fills my house after cutting into it.
When eating the flesh, the texture is sandy and feels the same in places of the mouth, until it eventually dissolves down into a water-like substance. Every time I take a bite of the watery wedge, the juice runs down my chin, leaving my skin all sticky. But it’s worth every bite.
Watermelon is my preferred fruit because...