The melon it is a fruit present on the tables almost all year round. Low in calories, rich in minerals and with a high satiating power, it is a valid ally for those on a diet. Let's find out better.
> 1. Description of the plant
> 2. Properties and benefits of melon
> 3. Calories and nutritional values of melon
> 4. Ally of
> 5. Curiosities about melon
> 6. A recipe with melon
Description of the plant
Cucumis melo belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. Small or large, with yellow or netted skin, with whitish or orange pulp, the melosine however, it is always a very sweet and fresh fruit, provided, however, that it is harvested when it is properly ripe. There are summer varieties and winter varieties; the melon is therefore a fruit that, albeit with the necessary differences, is found for most of the year.
Properties and benefits of melon
Thanks to its properties, the melosine it is a refreshing fruit, diuretic, thirst-quenching. It also has laxative power. It is mainly composed of water (about 90%); as regards minerals and vitamins it contains above all potassium, phosphorus, football, Vitamin C e Vitamin B3. It also contains niacin, an antioxidant substance.
The presence of phosphorus and calcium makes the melon an excellent ally of bones, while beta-carotene helps the body to produce melanin; the melon is therefore also a valid ally of the tan.
Melon is low in calories but, at the same time, however, being rich in fiber, it has a high satiating power, characteristics that make it a perfect snack even in diets low calorie.
Calories and nutritional values of melon
100 g of melon contain 33 kcal / 137 kj
- Furthermore, for 100 g of product we have:
- Water 90,10g
- Carbohydrates 7,40g
- Soluble sugars 7,40g
- Protein 0,80g
- Fats 0,20g
- Fiber 0,70g
- Sodium 8mg
- Potassium 333mg
- Iron 0,30mg
- Calcium 19mg
- Phosphorus 13mg
- Vitamin B1 0,05mg
- Vitamin B2 0,04mg
- Vitamin B3 0,60mg
- Vitamin A 189µg
- Vitamin C 32mg
Melon, ally of
Leather, bones, nervous system.
Melons among the forgotten fruits
Curiosities about melon
- If you keep the melon in the fridge, the temperature must never be below 5 degrees otherwise when you bring it to the table you risk it becoming soggy.
- With the seeds of the melon we prepare infusions that have emollient and sedative properties for the cough.
- In ancient times the melon was considered a symbol of prosperity and fertility.
- Yummy to eat, yummy on the skin: melon is also used as an ingredient for natural face masks.
A recipe up your sleeve
Have you ever thought about preparing melon popsicles? Here is the recipe. Prepare a syrup with water and whole cane sugar (400 ml of water per 100 ml of sugar) and allow to cool. Blend half a kilo of very ripe melon pulp together with a few leaves of mint fresh.
Pour the syrup into the melon pulp, mix well and put in the molds. If you use molds without sticks, after about ten minutes that the popsicles are in the freezer, add wooden sticks or even sticks of licorice.
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