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Watermelon Blues

Commented on August 13, 2013
Created July 15, 2013 at 8:30 PM

I know that watermelon is higher in fructose -- could that be the reason why my stomach swells up like a balloon whenever I have any? Is it just the fructose that would cause that? I'm not eating an excessive amount or anything but man, I have an awful reaction.

Do I need to say goodbye to my beloved summer melon of choice?

Also has anyone had any experience eating the white parts (close to the rinds) vs the pink parts and if so have you noticed a difference? I'm interested in knowing what the sugar content of the white part/rind is compared to the pink flesh. The reason I ask is because I make pickled watermelon rinds as well (korean style) and would like to know nutrition facts.

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on August 13, 2013
at 10:49 PM

What is fountain butt? lol

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on July 30, 2013
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I'm thinking its a combination of the fructose and the high water content. I did better when I only had a few pieces -- guess I'll just have to pace myself...which is so hard when its hot out and you're on the beach with a giant watermelon! hehe

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on July 30, 2013
at 08:42 AM

I also suffered similar discomfort when I had watermelon recently. I just assumed that it was from the high fructose, because I also get a similar reaction when I eat other types of fruit. Just don't eat as much or suffer the discomfort when you eat. Sorry, not very helpful here.

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on July 30, 2013
at 01:21 PM

I'm thinking its a combination of the fructose and the high water content. I did better when I only had a few pieces -- guess I'll just have to pace myself...which is so hard when its hot out and you're on the beach with a giant watermelon! hehe

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on July 15, 2013
at 11:43 PM

maybe it's from the high water content. I can't eat melons at all. I get fountain butt from them.

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on August 13, 2013
at 10:49 PM

What is fountain butt? lol

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