Is watermelon a fruit or a vegetable?

in watermelon •  4 months ago 

In the summer and when watermelon is frequently consumed, a common question arises - is watermelon a fruit or a vegetable? Most people have an immediate answer to this question, but the situation is a bit more complicated than some people understand.

When thinking of a watermelon, the vast majority of people think it is a fruit, probably because it's sweet, sweet and juicy.

However, the truth is not so, because the watermelon belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, Citrullus lanatus, along with cucumbers, calabash and other products known as traditional vegetables.

Botanically, a watermelon adheres to the definition of a fruit, after flowering, it turns into fruit stem containing ovarian seeds. This is true for watermelons, but with this definition tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and zucchini must also be fruit.

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