Colchicine and Watermelons
August 29, 2012 by Julia.
What do watermelons and colchicine have in common? They are combined to create seeded watermelons.
Colchicine and Watermelon
Colchicine, a derivative of the autumn crocus, which is also used to treat gout, is added to the watermelon seedlings before they flower. This causes the watermelon eggs to produce an incorrect amount of chromosomes, resulting in seedless watermelons. Seedless watermelons (which do not contain the hard, black seeds needs for reproduction) can not reproduce - similar to a mule. A mule is the progeny of a horse and a donkey, which is sterile.
Seedless watermelons, although they seem like an amazing new genetically modified melon, aren't genetically modified at all; they simply are reacting to the introduction of colchicine to their reproductive cycle. Read more on The Salt, NPR's food blog.
Remember to ask your doctor for a prescription for colchicine 0.6mg if you have gout. It is still one of the most natural and highly prescribed gout medications on the market today. But since there may be only one manufacturer in your area, you may be charged an exorbitant price. Shop online at an international pharmacy for more affordable colchicine.
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