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|Scientific name||Citrullus lanatus|
|INCI name||Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||수박추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||citrulline, lycopene, malic acid|
Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a commonly consumed fruit native to southern Africa, and now cultivated worldwide. It needs temperatures higher than 25°C to grow well. The large fruit has thick dark green rind with black stripes and flesh containing numerous pips. The color of the flesh can be red, pink, yellow, green, or white. It is eaten fresh in slices, in fruit salads, or as a juice. Due to its high content of water (90%), watermelon juice has been used as a source of liquid in dry climates. The seeds are also edible and the roasted seeds are eaten as a snack in China and some Asian countries. Watermelon contains various nutrients including ascorbic acid, β-carotene, citrulline, and lycopene.
Studies have shown various active compounds found in watermelons. Watermelon contains many phytochemicals including phenolic acids, flavonoids, iridoids, and coumarins. Experimental results with hydrothermal extracts of watermelon showed the anti-oxidant activities increased with increase in temperature and time, and the extracted phenol content was about 10 times higher when the temperature was over 200°C compared to heat untreated sample.