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People Are Going Coocoo For This Fruit That Looks Like A Tiny Watermelon

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Your eyes are not tricking you!

What you're seeing is a tiny fruit that looks like a grape-sized watermelon - and they actually grow in the wild!

The cucamelon looks like a watermelon on the outside, but tastes sort of like a cucumber.

It's native to Mexico and Central America, but you can find them at some farmer's markets in the U.S. And if you're keen on growing your own, scroll down to find out how!

Why people are going cuckoo for the cucamelon

Cucamelons, also known as the mouse melon, have been a part of Mexican cuisine for a very long time.

When you cut a cucamelon in half, it appears juicy and looks very similar to the inside of a cucumber.

But unlike a cucumber, this fruit is sour, which is why it's also called the Mexican sour gherkins.

People have turned cucamelons into delicious salsas, treats, and even lemonade.

People on Twitter love to share their reaction to this adorable fruit - and I'm sure we can all relate.

This fruit is also loaded with health benefits

The cucamelon is low in calories and fat, and is packed with vitamins and minerals that help to rejuvenate your cells.

They're also considered a great source of antioxidants, which have been found to lower one's risk of cancer and heart disease.

You can grow them in your backyard!

You can buy a package of 65 cucamelon seeds for only $6, including shipping, on Walmart's website. Click here to get them!

What's great about these bite-sized fruits is that they're resistant to drought and they keep pests at bay! But be warned, cucamelons produce lots of vines.

Bear in mind, this fruit is usually planted in April and can take approximately two to three months to fully mature, but that really depends on your region.

Get the seeds now so that you're prepared for next spring!

[H/T: Mental Floss]

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Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.