Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) fruit belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, along with cantaloupe, honeydew and cucumber. Cultivated worldwide with more than 1000 varieties and five types: seeded, seedless, mini, yellow and orange, watermelon is a berry with a hard rind covering its sweet, juicy flesh which varies in color. While the large fruits can weigh twenty pounds, the smaller fruits weigh about five pounds.
Containing a wide range of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytosterols and amino acids, watermelon is about 90% water and contains potassium, making it ideal for hydration and replenishing electrolytes.
Rich in the antioxidant lycopene, watermelon also contains choline, and the amino acids tryptophan, leucine, lysine, arginine and L-citrulline. One study showed that L-citrulline, taken by endurance athletes as a pre-workout supplement, aided in their post-workout recovery. It helped the body release nitric oxide, relaxing blood vessels and promoting improved blood flow.
Watermelon is also a rich source of beta-carotene, and a good source of vitamin C, calcium, phosphorous and magnesium, and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.*
|Watermelon Juice Powder||Country of Origin: India|
Part used: Fruit pulp without seeds
Appearance: Light pink powder
Solubility: Mostly soluble
Certifications: Kosher and Food grade
Produced in an FSSC 22000 certified facility
|Spray dried||Functional foods|
Food flavoring and coloring