Here’s a random stat for you: The average American eats 16 pounds of watermelon each year.
Considering the average watermelon weighs around 20 pounds and yields about 15 pounds of edible goodness, that means the average American eats roughly one whole watermelon per year.
I’m definitely doing my part to boost that average. I’ve been known to eat entire watermelons in the span of a single weekend. In fact, I probably eat enough watermelon each year to support a small town of “average Americans,” but that’s just me. And, on that note, there’s a Tupperware container of watermelon cubes in the fridge with my name on it!