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Pencil on acrylic paper.

Info I found at http://www.buzzle.com/articles/nutritional-valu...

Nutritional Value of Watermelon Seeds

The seeds of watermelon are eaten in many parts of the world, some eat them raw and dried, while some prefer them roasted. Many add them to their soups and salad, to increase their foods nutritional quotient. Watermelon is high in proteins; essential and non-essential amino acids,and dietary fiber. Besides that, it is a rich source of many nutrients like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorous, etc. Also, preserving watermelon seeds is easy. As you consume the fleshy fruit, remove all the seeds with a small teaspoon and wash them well under running water. Dry them and store them in an air tight container.

Nutritional Value of Watermelon Juice

Watermelon juice is extremely refreshing and hydrating. One glass of watermelon juice per day will keep the body well hydrated, as just 100 ml of it contains; 93% water, 8% sugar, and approximately 50 calories! Full of cancer fighting anti-oxidants, and vital minerals and vitamins, watermelon juice will always ensure good health for you and your kids!

Watermelon Health Benefits

Carotenoids: Watermelon is a concentrated source of carotenoids; lycopene, lutein, phytofluene, phytoene, beta-carotene and neurosporene, with lycopene present in maximum quantity. Carotenoids are antioxidants in nature, which is essential for controlling free radicals. Unchecked free radicals can cause diseases such as cancer, and increases the risks of various cardiovascular diseases.

Bone Health: As watermelon is high on calcium, it helps build up strong bones. Watermelon also contains vitamin C and beta-carotene, which helps in the production of collagen, a substance that holds together muscles and bones. Together, these nutrients not only help alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but prevent its occurrence too.

Heart Health: The antioxidant properties of watermelon strengthen and boost the immune system, and help the body in fighting off various infections. Medical studies also indicate that watermelon nutritional value is unchallenged when it comes to reducing the risk of heart attack, and other coronary diseases.

Hydration: Watermelon is not called the queen of fruits during summer time for nothing. With 93% of its weight being water, this fruit can not only quench thirst but provide the body with adequate amount of hydration and internal lubrication, thus saving the body from ill effects of dehydration.

Potassium: Adequate potassium in the body inhibits an unprecedented rise in blood pressure, thereby reducing the risk for hypertension, stroke and occurrence of kidney stones, and promoting smooth functioning of the heart and kidneys.

Weight Watcher: Low on calories and high on all other nutrients, watermelons are a weight watcher’s favored food. Eating it regularly in your diet, as a mid day snack, or as part of the main meal gives a feeling of fullness, with the right mix of health!


  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryover 4 years ago

    Awww, you mutant. (That’s in a good way)
    It looks like a photo, well done

  • Thanks Simon. I actually used a compass to draw it and then just shaded it in. Thanks for dropping by.

    – Bridie Flanagan

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 4 years ago

    I really admire your technique at pencil. This drawing is excellent. It looks so amazingly real !! Thank you for the info too.

  • Thank you so much Corinne. Im glad you like it and that you find the info good.

    – Bridie Flanagan

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous

  • Thank you so much Martina for dropping by.

    – Bridie Flanagan

  • jojophine4
    jojophine4over 4 years ago

    Holy Cow Bridie :-) You’ve wrote a book on this fruit, how very informative it is, I have learnt so much from all your fruity artwork recently:) You really are exceptional with your pencils, so real, I could take this water melon and slice it up, wonderful artwork:-)

  • I didnt make this info up myself..lol. I actually just copied it off another site… thank yo so much Joanne for the lovely comment. I try so hard to make them a real as possble..sometimes it works and sometime it doesnt. its also good to have a good reference photo. thank for dropping by.

    – Bridie Flanagan

  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryover 4 years ago

    There’s no shame in using a compass, or a cd, or a plate, especially when the standard is so high like here.

  • Thanks Simon :)

    – Bridie Flanagan

  • Jo Holden
    Jo Holdenover 4 years ago

    Wow! This is one of your best ever Bridie. Fantastic!

  • Thank you Jo for the lovely comment…. I had a good reference photo.. i think that helps loads.. thanks.

    – Bridie Flanagan

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleover 4 years ago

    Outstanding Work!

  • Thanks Simon for the feature. Im so delighted.

    – Bridie Flanagan

  • Arie van der Wijst
    Arie van der W...over 4 years ago

    Gorgeously made! Love the tones.

  • Thanks again Arie.

    – Bridie Flanagan

  • bryanhibleart
    bryanhibleartover 4 years ago

    Stunning! Your technique is wonderful :)

  • Thanks Bryan.. I used a compass to draw it and then shaded it in….Im glad you like it.

    – Bridie Flanagan

  • Jo-anne Corteza
    Jo-anne Cortezaover 4 years ago

    pencil?!! that’s what I really call talent! wow… thought this one was a photograph. amazing! great artwork Bridie! bravo! :-D

  • Thank you Joanne for the lovely comment.

    – Bridie Flanagan

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