Pakwan is the Filipino word for Watermelon. In Germany, it is called Wassermelone and if it is always available in the Philippines, especially in the summer months so cheap, in Germany, it is sold by kilo and quite expensive. Pakwan is one of the best fruits that is so good during the hot summer months. In the Philippines, we just sliced it into serving pieces and served, while others make it as juice or smoothie. Pakwan or Watermelon is best eaten when chilled. In Germany, Watermelon slices are already made as one of ingredients for savory salads and as an ingredient for a fruit salad mixed with grapes and pineapples slices which are readily available in plastic containers in groceries. Watermelon contains 6% sugar and 92% water by weight. It is a great source of vitamin C just like with other fruits. Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Shown below, is my nephew enjoying Pakwan (Watermelon) during a summer picnic in Torrijos, my grandfather's birth place, in Marinduque, a heart-shaped island in the Philippines.

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