Watermelon is a species of cucumber in the family Cucumber plant, which also includes cucumbers and pumpkins, the origin comes from the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa.
Nowadays it is grown and is also feral in warmer areas all over the world. More than 1,200 different kinds of Watermelon are available in different sizes, tastes and shapes...
When you hear the name watermelon, as with Cucumber, many people believe that it contains the most water and low nutritional value, and yes it actually contains 90 - 92% water.
It also contains vitamin A, thiamine, Vitamin B6 and lots of vitamin C, little potassium and magnesium, fiber, amino acids and antioxidants.
* A sliced watermelon about 300 grams contains a third of the recommended intake of vitamin A and vitamin C/day.
* When you eat a portion of watermelon, you give 30% of your daily need for vitamin A or Retinol which is super important for eye function.
* if you eat watermelon or watermelon juice 1 hour before a workout, you can prevent sore muscles the next day.
* The watermelon is rich in an amino acid that helps blood vessels to relax, it also improves blood circulation.
Since we now know that the watermelon consists of mostly water and then also Fibers, it is effective for the feeling of satiety. And imagine it contains few calories, only 34 calories / 100 grams.
More and more people want to buy seedless watermelons, so then they have developed plants that can not produce grains. The watermelon is crossed with different chromosomes and within different culture circles this seedless watermelon is called hybrid. The hybrids are called the watermelons' "mules"... If you don't know mules are sterile...
Do not throw away the seeds of the watermelon if you find one with seeds... a nutritious supplement in the food or crispy snack... just to wipe the core!
If you want to counteract certain diseases, watermelon is one of the best foods to prevent... Lycopene, an antioxidant that is said to be preventive against certain diseases and also linked to the treatment of diseases.
All this is being investigated by the researchers.
* Imagine in Japan you grow watermelon in square plastic containers, to produce square watermelons. Then it is sold at luxury department stores in Russia for thousands of dollars each. True or False ?? maybe!
How do you know which watermelon to choose in the store?!
* If you see that the watermelon has been damaged or has brown spots, the pulp may also be damaged.
But if the spots can look like a spider web-like pattern, then it means that the flower is pollinerats many times which in turn means a sweeter fruit.
* Look for a big YELLOW spot!
The macula shows how the watermelon was as it grew, the yellower it is the more mature.
If you can take then take this rather than the most bright yellow or almost white spots on the water melon's shell.
* Same as the melon's stalk ....
Ripe melon if the stem is dried and green brown.
A fresh and green stalk, the melon is not quite ripe yet.
* The shape of the watermelon also affects the taste...
The more orb-round melons have a sweeter taste and elongated watermelons are said tobe a little waterier.
* It is important that the watermelon feels heavy!
When you lift up the melon and it feels light, there is a great risk that the pulp has dried. You can test by tapping the melon and then a muffled hollow sound should sound when it is ripe, thanks to high levels of water.
If the melon is immature and dry, it usually sounds mute.
A watermelon can suffer from cold damage and is also sensitive to heat!!
Since the watermelon is filled with Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C it is my friend .... it keeps my skin fresh.
There is a pigment in the watermelon that can protect your joints against inflammation and reduce the risk of cure and arthritis.
The red color in the watermelon comes from Lycopene, an antioxidant that we also have in the tomato although the watermelon is probably a "straw sharpener" .... The lycopene protects the skin from sun damage.
The watermelon is rich in the amino acid Citrulline which helps lower blood pressure and Lycopene also protects the heart ....
If you, as a woman, go through menopause and eat more watermelon - supplementation improves heart and vascular health.
Watermelon supplements also contribute to lower blood pressure in overweight adults.
Many people with me probably have a hard time with SUGAR ... so instead of the alternative sweet drinks, sweets, cakes ... why not take watermelon which is sweet and healthy and so much better !!
When it comes to watermelon, the imagination is infinitely great at what you can do ...
For dishes, salad, etc. watermelon and feta cheese..pizzas with watermelon, drinks, and if you grill watermelon it will be sweeter ... there are so many good and nice recipes!
HEALTH BOMB !!