It’s Watermelon Season

Watermelons in the Jerusalem Market, Mahane Yehuda.

Watermelons in the Jerusalem Market, Mahane Yehuda.

According to the Plant Production and Marketing Board of the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture,

the average Israeli consumes 26 pounds (12 kilos) of watermelon each year. The average American eats 16 pounds per year.

Israelis love their watermelons, which is evidenced by the 100,000 tons of watermelons sold each year by Israel’s approximately 100 growers.

Touchpoint Israel offers “5 Lip-Smacking Recipes for Watermelon Season in Israel.”