Watermelon fruit is 91% water, contains 6% sugars, and is low in fat. Watermelon provides amounts of essential nutrients such as vitamin C. Watermelon pulp contains carotenoids, including lycopene. The amino acid citrulline is produced in watermelon rind which is also edible.
1 watermelon (15” long x 7-1/2” in diameter or 4518g) provides 1371 calories, 7g fat, 341g carbohydrate, 18g dietary fiber, 28g protein and 5060.2 mg of potassium.
Melons are packaged in breathable transparent bags allowing them to stay fresh while in storage and also limits human interaction which helps to prevent against food contamination.