My hubby has cut these watermelon and arranged them so nicely on the platter so this watermelon deserves a post of its own!
Watermelon is 92 percent water by weight, the highest percentage of any fruit. (Wiki)
Due to its high water content and delicious taste, we have been having watermelons to cool down during this hazy and hot spell.Ã‚Â However, our older folks have sort of drilled into us the ‘evil’ of watermelon.Ã‚Â They said that watermelon must never be taken together with milk.Ã‚Â It will cause ‘wind’.Ã‚Â When I was pregnant and after giving birth, I was forbidden to eat watermelon too.Ã‚Â However, I don’t totally follow these myths but dare not binge on them also.
Between red and yellow watermelon, I prefer the yellow variety but they aren’t easily available and is usually a lot more expensive.Ã‚Â The above fruit platter has papaya and honeydew (the white colour) in the foreground and yellow and red watermelon in the background.Ã‚Â This plate of fruits was from the hotel buffet breakfast that I had sometime back.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â It is funny how Caucasians wolfed down fruits for breakfast while some Chinese (the older folks, i.e.) wonder why they never get ‘wind’ like we do. Until today, I dare not eat too much fruits during breakfast because I will end up with stomach cramps for several hours and need the toilet.Ã‚Â Definitely a bad idea if you are one tour with a group.Ã‚Â Probably this is a case of mind over matter.
I wonder if watermelon is easily available in other countries?