Watermelon may hold secrets for a healthy future

June 30, 2015

By Lisa Thornton, correspondent to the Charlotte Observer Read the original article, subscription required.   Someday, watermelon may play a part in fighting cancer. It may save lives in the poorest regions of Africa. It may even stave off a nasty sunburn at the beach. One thing is for sure: Watermelon isn’t just for eating […]

A Watermelon Tale: Science, Size and Surprising Uses

June 20, 2014

Once, people wanted big watermelons with lots of seeds. “Now,” explained Penelope Perkins-Veazie, PhD, post-harvest physiologist with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the NC Research Campus, “there are personal-size watermelons in the produce section, and, today, most US melons are seedless.” Perkins-Veazie has researched watermelon fruit for 15 years working […]