What is a melon?
Melons are the fruits of the melon (Cucumis melo).
They have an oval shape with a thick and rough skin.
The skin color indicates the state of ripeness of a melon. This varies from dark green to light green or yellow, as the fruit matures.
Below the skin, melons contain an edible pulp, yellow, cream or white, with a smooth texture.
In the center of the fruit melons have an oval space with many sticky seeds.
What nutrients do melons provide?
As an energy source, 100 grams of melon will provide 35 kcal.
Their proportion of nutrients is divided into:
- More than 89% is water
- A 0.88% fat
- Close to 0.3% protein
- More than 8% carbohydrate
- A 0.8% fiber
Vitamins and minerals in melon
- It has a high water content that prevents us to become dehydrated.
- It gives us energy during the day.
- It is a poor source of fat and protein.
- Has a moderate carbohydrate content, specifically sugars.
- It has a very low fiber content.
- It helps to remove toxins from our body, because it contains potassium.
- Calcium, together with phosphorus, maintains the balance of the formation of strong bones.
- It helps to maintain a proper brain function, because it contains phosphorus and B vitamins
- Because of its vitamin B9 content, it helps us to grow properly.
- Magnesium helps to relax the muscles.
- It protects our skin and helps us to keep it healthy, because it contains vitamin A.
- It protects us from colds and helps heal wounds, since it possess a lot of vitamin C.
- It protects us from toxic and aging, because it contains vitamin A, C and E and minerals selenium and zinc.
More information on melon properties in the listing above
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.