The watermelon is commonly referred to as a fruit, although it is technically a vegetable. Watermelons can be traced all the way back to Africa and they are closely related to the cucumber as well as the squash family. Some of the earliest watermelons to be grown were nothing more than rind and seeds, though there are many varieties available today.
The varieties of watermelons that you see today are much larger and the flesh is sweeter than what they were originally like. Watermelon is made up of mostly water, with 92% total per melon. They offer a lot of nutritional value and are definitely an important part of a healthy diet.