Fruits of the Harvest Stockings
"A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." Matthew 7:18-20
||Watermelon is juicy and delicious! What could be more refreshing on a hot, summer day? Yum!!!
Watermelons were first cultivated in Africa and served as a valuable source of water in the dry, desert climate. Ancient Egyptians portrayed watermelons in hieroglyphic paintings.
By the 10th century AD, watermelons were harvested in China. The discovery of the New World in 1491 introduced watermelons to the western hemisphere.
At present, 44 American states grow watermelons commercially. Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia and Texas are the greatest suppliers of watermelon in the United States.
Watermelons are members of the Cucurbitaceae family, growing in vine clusters upon the ground. Hence, they are closely related to cantaloupes, squash and pumpkins.
|A natural thirst-quencher, watermelons are 92% water! Watermelons are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, B1, B6, magnesium and potassium.
Watermelons have more nutrients per calorie than any other fruit. One cup of watermelon contains only 48 calories.
Watermelon has an abundant supply of powerful antioxidants. Beta-carotene and lycopene are natural antioxidants that fight disease by neutralising free-radicals.
Free radicals are harmful molecules that damage cells and cause disease. Research has linked free radical activity to cancer, heart disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and respiratory inflammation.
God has blessed us with a nutritious and tasty fruit!
||Oldtymestockings Watermelon socks are knit is a blend of 90% wool, 10% cotton and 10% nylon.|