According to figures from the National Statistics Institute of Honduras, more than 5,700 containers of watermelon are exported to the U.S. and Europe. The Central Bank of Honduras reports that melon and watermelon exports to the United States, European and Asian markets amount to over $47 million dollars per year.
The United States has become the main destination of watermelons from Honduras, where each container is priced at $14,000 US dollars.
Honduras also exports watermelons to markets in France, Holland, Belgium, UK, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Watermelon Day is the perfect time to enjoy this yummy fruit, so slice some up today and celebrate!
Make something for your friends on Watermelon Day from the great recipes from the National Watermelon Promotion Board at www.watermelon.org