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Watermelon Citrullus lanatus
Location: Southern AfricaWatermelon grows wild in the semi-desert lands of Southern Africa and is therefore perfectly adapted to extreme dryness. Beneath its thick skin lies a real food store! Watermelon flesh is beautifully coloured, sweet and tasty while its high-water content (approximately 90%) makes it a thirst-quenching delight. A water-reservoir food essential to the survival ofman and animals living in the desert,Watermelon is grown today throughout theMediterranean region and other hot countries. Well-known for being a thirst-quenching and refreshing food, Watermelon is also used in cosmetics for its wealth of vitamins and amino acids that together provide toning benefits.