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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Watermelon (Overview)

Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind and fleshy center.


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
24 doctors shared insights

Watermelon (Overview)

Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind and fleshy center.


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What are the benefit of eating watermelons?

What are the benefit of eating watermelons?

Nutrition: I agree w dr. Wright. One slice of watermelon (or 2 cups) has 1.1 gram of fiber. Watermelon is a source of vitamins a, b1, b2, b6, c, e & k, niacin, folate (folic acid) & pantothenic acid. Watermelon is a source of potassium. Phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, copper , zinc & iron. ...Read more

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Can watermelon extract be applied directly on skin?

Yes: Typically this is how we test for allergies, by a prick skin test. Usually reactions to watermelon are secondary to oral allergy, when you have a cross reaction of a fruit with a pollen, in this case ragweed. The prick test in that case for watermelon is negative. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: watermelon?

See below: Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind and fleshy center. ...Read more

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I ate watermelon about 2 hours ago would it still show up?

I ate watermelon about 2 hours ago would it still show up?

Show up where?: Hi SKaufman, when asking questions it would be helpful to be as specific as you can. It is hard to answer questions with having good context. My question back to you would be... Show up where? After two hours a food like watermelon would likely be out of the stomach except for some seeds. It would likely be found in your small intestine, possibly your proximal colon. Hope thats helpful ...Read more

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Thought i had a reaction to watermelon, ate some yesterday (at hosp) to test. Nothing at all. I was told no reaction means I am not allergic. Right?

Thought i had a reaction to watermelon,  ate some yesterday (at hosp) to test. Nothing at all. I was told no reaction means I am not allergic. Right?

Yes, but...: As the saying goes, nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. An unlucky person not allergic to watermelon this week can develop some sort of allergy to it next week. There are also different types of watermelon, so it's possible that one variety of melon causes more problems than another. ...Read more

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Is watermelon ok for celiacs?

It's gluten free: Watermelon is gluten free. Just don't cut the melon with your bread knife and cutting board! ...Read more

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