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Before Watermelons Tasted Good

I love all summer fruit, but one of my favorites has to be the watermelon. Good thing I live in the South! It’s easy to find them here, and they taste great. But that was not always the case. Atlas Obscura has an interesting story about the history of the watermelon and how it was used before it turned into the sweet treat we love today. Turns out that it was still a very useful plant even before it was sweet. You can read more here.

Source: Shu Suehiro, Commons Wikimedia