Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus
 
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 Watermelon

  • Watermelon known as Citrullus Lanatus botanically is a member of the family of pumpkins and gourds. The round, oblong or spherical watermelon fruit has a smooth, green and yellow, often spotted or striped exterior rind and a juicy, sweet, usually red, but sometimes orange, yellow or pink interior flesh
  • Fruit contains 95% water, 3.3% carbohydrates, 0.25% protein and 0.3% minerals and is also an excellent source of vitamins.
  • Watermelon is rich in antioxidants
    like lycopene which reduce the risk of diseases like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer and arthritis.
  • Watermelon rind can be used for pickling while its seed kernels are used for adding to sweets.
  • Citrulline, the precursor to arginine, is found in higher concentrations in the rind of watermelons than the flesh
  • When watermelon is consumed, citrulline is converted to arginine through certain enzymes. Arginine is an amino acid that works wonders on the heart and circulation system and maintains a good immune system
  • Citrulline was sold in the U.S. as a sports supplement, even before its use as a food ingredient became possible in Japan.
  • In Europe, citrulline malate has been sold for more than 30 years as an OTC drug available without a prescription at ordinary pharmacies and drugstores.
  • Japanís first health food product to contain citrulline went on sale in October 2007, and citrulline is expected to contribute to maintaining the health of countless people as a food ingredient in the years to come.
About the Product
  • About
  • Cools
  • Types & Varieties

Cultivation

  • Planting
  • Cultivation in the USA
  • Watermelon Production
  • Seedless and Seeded Watermelon
  • Organic Cultivation
  • Sample cost calculation
  • Yield Improvement
  • Cultivar Evaluation
  • Commercial Production of Watermelon
  • Guide Book
  • High Tunnel Production
  • Growing Sleedless
  • How to grow seedless watermelon
  • Shoot tip culture
  • Pollenizer varieties
  • Pollenizer Evaluation
  • Beekeeping: Watermelon Pollination
  • Reducing nitrogen applications
  • Etiology of Watermelon Rind Necrosis
  • Potyvirus resistance in watermelon
  • Good Agriculture Practices
  • Cultivars for Rind Pickles
  • Watermelon silver mottle tospovirus
  • Poultry Manure Application
  • Seeds Suppliers
  • Seed Germination
  • Crop Profile
Markets
  • Consumer Preferences
  • Selling Watermelon
  • Watermelon as Food
  • Watermelon Juice
  • Watermelon Industry
  • Watermelon Jam
  • Watermelon Report
  • Pickled Watermelon Rind
  • More on  Watermelon Rind
  • Making watermelon candies
  • Seeds Imports
  • Buyers- Sellers portal
  • Price Determination
  • Taxation
Indian Scenario
  • Cultivation
  • Development of seedless watermelon
  • Research Findings
  • Success - news

 

Standards & Specifications
  • Watermelon Quality
  • USA Standards for grades
  • Determining the ripeness and quality of watermelon
  • Watermelon Color

Patents

  • Seedless Watermelon
  • Properties of the watermelon seeds-Research Notes
  • Watermelon Studies
Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Health Facts
  • L-citrulline & Larginine in watermelon
  • Watermelon yields Viagra-like effects
  • Medical Guide for Babies
Extract
  • What is Citrulline
  • Synthesis of Citrulline
  • Citrulline
  • L-Citrulline - msds
  • Specifications - UK
  • Company & Product
  • Certificate of Analysis
  • Chinese Suppliers
  • Price List Citrulline
  • Powder Flavours
  • Citrulline accumulation
  • Extraction of watermelon seeds
  • Value added products
Companies in the Field
  • Biotechnology Company
  • Watermelon Drink Project
  • Watermelon seed dehulling plant
  • Seed Oil Company
  • Spray-dried watermelon powders
  • Certified Products Crops Processors
  • California Company
 Useful Links
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  • Newsletter
  • News Updates

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