Aug 02, 2020 20:38 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 09, 2020 21:47 Asia/Tehran]
  • What is Iran rank in watermelon production in world?

Iran is the third-largest producer of watermelon in the world.

Iran PressIran News: Iranian Muskmelon or Persian melon is one of the most popular melons in the country. The species of melons has yellow-white flesh with small yellow seeds. Its taste is sweet, flavorful,and semi Juicy. The outer rind is yellow, thin with light-green vertical stripes all over its outer surface.

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Watermelon as a cool and refreshing fruit is well-known and consumed by many people worldwide.

Watermelon is a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin B1.

Moreover, it contains potassium, magnesium, carotenoid antioxidant, and lycopene. Watermelons are cultivated from a vine-like plant (Citrullus lanatus) originating in West Africa, well-produced in tropical or subtropical areas, requiring temperatures higher than about 25 °C.

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According to FAO statistics, Iran is the world’s third-largest producer of watermelon. In different seasons, watermelon is cultivated in various parts of Iran so we can supply premium watermelon for potential customers in all the seasons without any limitation.

China is the world's largest producer of watermelon with 67% of total production. Turkey, Iran, Brazil, and Egypt have the next rankings with less than 4% of world production.

It is worth noting that most of Iran's watermelon is exported to countries such as Iraq, Turkey, UAE, Kuwait, and Bahrain.

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