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Things About The World You Would Have Never Thought About (19 pics) - Picture #2

Posted in Random » Interesting   16 Apr 2018   / 76 views


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500 years ago watermelons looked different.


If we look at Giovanni Stanchi’s painting from the 17th century, we can hardly recognize the watermelon. This fruit came to Europe from Africa and it looked completely different 500 years ago. Watermelons of today look the way they do because of selection processes and their level of lycopene (the substance that gives the red color).

 











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