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15 Things You Didn't Know About Fruits

Watermelon beats the scorching summer heat with 95% water and its electrolytes. It wards off unwanted pesticides with its think rind and harbours enormous vitamin A, lycopene and an antioxidant - glutathione preroxidase present at the red pulpy area close to the rind. The white rind which we commonly discard as tasteless contains Citrulline, an amino acid that produces the vasodilator - nitric oxide.  The ability of citrulline to convert to L-arginine promotes heart health. It is worthy to note the edible watermelon seeds hide tryptophan, B vitamins and are relatively rich in proteins and lipids.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Fruits

2 May 2013

Fruits are indispensable. Its fiber, water, minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants keep us well. But did you know these 15 uncommon facts?

By Geetha Ghaliyavar
Registered Dietician & Exercise, Sports Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator.

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