Xigua (pronounced She-gwah) is the
Chinese word for watermelon. Since we already
have a fairly thorough article about watermelons loaded with
facts and info all about the watermelon, we've slipped
this short article in mainly because xigua is about the
only fruit or vegetable that begins with the letter x
in our alphabet.
Let's learn a little bit more
How the Word
Xigua Became Popular in Many English Speaking
A children's book called
"Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to
Z" written by Lois Ehlert brought attention to
the word Xigua. Kids enjoy the book because it describes
many exotic fruits (like xigua, jicama and even the
ugli fruit) which may not be
so common. Parents enjoy the book because it presents
fruits and vegetables in a positive light.
The xigua is synonymous with watermelon, the
sweet melon produced in over 1200 different varieties
Because 95% of the food value is in the rind and white parts
of the watermelon, it's not surprising to find this fruit at
the top of most avid juicers' lists.
Recent studies are placing high value in the melon's
powerful health benefits.
New studies are currently underway which may raise this
sweet tasting fruit even higher on the list of healthy
The next time you think about Xigua... think watermelon and
how they might add a powerful boost to your daily nutrition
for Xigua (Watermelon)
Be sure to check out our
article about watermelons for more
Also check out both our "Juicing" and
our "Smoothies" sections for delicious
recipes and more using Xigua!