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Watermelon ranks as a low-acid food


2019-03-01 11:14:21

Stephanie S. Cordle, McClatchy-Tribune EnvironmentalNutrition.com Watermelon ranks as a low-acid food. Just when you think you've heard them all, another diet trend hits the market. This time it's the "low-acid" diet, which purports that there are health benefits to restricting the intake of foods and beverages that are high-acid, and thus have a low pH (the lower the pH, the higher a foo..



Eight beauty benefits of eating watermelon


2018-10-29 15:04:05

Watermelons are made up of about 92% water and lots of nutrients. This sweet green skinned food has been classified as both a fruit and a vegetable and comes in so many varieties. Delicious and low on calorie, a bite of watermelon leaves your body nourished. One of the benefits of including watermelons in your diet is its contribution to how you look. Yes, your skin and hair thanks you ev..



Ukraine breaking three-year record for watermelon exports


2018-10-29 15:03:04

The press service of large wholesale market SHUVAR reported how, for the first time in the last three seasons, the export of Ukrainian watermelons showed a positive trend. According to state statistics, Ukraine exported more than 19,000 tons of watermelons from July to September. This was 4% more than for the whole of last season. According to the expert on the fruit and vegetable market..



Turkey: Late watermelon harvest more profitable


2018-10-29 15:01:48

The growers in Mus, a city located in southeastern Turkey, continue with the watermelon harvest as the season is coming close to an end. The growers purposefully plant watermelon seeds much later than other regions so the harvest time comes at the end of the season and they can get better prices at the market. The production area in Mus for watermelon is around 1,500 hectares and the ann..



New herbicide registration for weed control in watermelon crops recommended


2018-09-03 16:00:45

Date:August 29, 2018 Source:Cambridge University Press Research featured in the latest edition of the journal Weed Technology recommends that the herbicide bicyclopyrone, now used in corn, be registered for weed management in watermelon crops as well. Weeds are a major issue in watermelon production. One contributing factor is the wide spacing required around seedlings. When large areas ..



Chesterfield County man grows 40-pound watermelon


2018-09-03 15:58:59

By:  Will Armbruster CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- Talk about the fruits of your labor. Stanford Bennett has reaped bountiful benefits since taking up gardening. But he's never produced anything quite like the watermelon that recently ballooned to a whopping 40-pounds in his yard. Bennett told 8News the first watermelon he grew this summer weighed 10 pounds. Needless to..



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