The birthplace of the watermelon may be surprising; the juicy fruits trace their roots to Africa, in the arid country of Sudan. Unlike other wild melons, the Kordofan melon is uncharacteristically sweet, which likely drew humans to cultivate it. The watermelon isn’t a water-hungry plant despite being 92% water itself, which helped make it the most beloved fruit across Africa; the Ancient Egyptians regarded it with such honour that their tombs were adorned with paintings of the fruit. Read full article here


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