What are watermelon for?
What is watermelon?
Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. Lanatus) is a summer season fruit, which grows from a vine plant of the Cucurbitaceae family, being a relative of other vegetables, such as squash, zucchini and cucumbers.
Characteristics of watermelons
They have a completely round shape, like a ball. Its skin is very thick and smooth. The color of the skin can be totally dark green, or striped with light green tones, depending on the variety.
If we open the watermelon, inside, it contains an edible pulp of an intense red color and grainy texture. Currently there are watermelons with yellow flesh.
In the interior of the pulp, it has many black color seeds, of oval form. There are watermelons that have no seeds, or although they have, these are very small and thin.
What do watermelons contain?
As an energy source, 100 grams of watermelon gives us only 32 calories (kcal or kilocalories). Its proportion of nutrients is divided into:
Minerals and vitamins from watermelon
Benefits of Watermelons
Nutritional composition of watermelon
In the following diagram you can see the nutritional composition of watermelon per 100g. In two graphs. The first describes the composition in water, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, and the second shows the same, regardless of water.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.