Watermelon Helps Keep the Body Healthy!

Watermelon helps to keep the body healthy due to its many benefits. In addition, it is very delicious for the preparation of juices, teas, desserts and even jam, watermelon is among the five most important fruits grown in Brazil. Present in almost the entire country, it is planted all year round in hot regions and from August to November in regions where the climate is colder. So, Check out some Watermelon Facts:In the Supermarket: Agood quality watermelon has a firm, glossy rind and no dark spots. To know if the fruit is ripe, tap the skin with your fingers: If there is a muffled or muffled sound, it is ripe; a more burning sound indicates that it is still green. If you prefer to buy watermelon already cut, choose those with a redder and brighter flesh, but that is firm.

At Home: To speed up ripening, wrap the fruit in a paper bag and leave it at room temperature. On a daily basis, keep it out of the fridge for up to a week, as long as it is in a cool and airy place. In addition, once cut, watermelon should only be kept in the fridge, wrapped in aluminum foil or cling film to prevent drying.

Types of Watermelon:

  • With seed: it is the most consumed watermelon in Brazil and found in abundance in several regions.
  • Seedless: developed in Japan and adapted in Brazil, it is found in types with red and yellow pulp. The seeds exist, but they are poorly developed and fully edible. In addition, it is more practical for consumption and less caloric (100g contains 22kcal), however, it costs about three times more than the traditional ones.
  • Mini (or baby watermelon): weighing from 2 to 5 kg, it can be grown in small gardens. Its skin is dark green and the pulp is red.
  • Red: the most consumed and known type, its pulp is sweet and vibrant in color. It is succulent and very tasty.
  • Yellow: Found in countries with a colder climate, such as Japan, its flesh is yellow. It is not sweet and crunchy like red watermelon , however, it is rich in beta-carotene, a substance present in yellow and orange vegetables, responsible for increasing Immunity , favoring Vision and protecting the health of Skin and Hair .

Did you know? Cultivated throughout Brazil, the fruit harvest varies according to the planting. “ Watermelon reaches the right point between 28 and 45 days after fertilization of female or hemaphrodite flowers, depending on weather conditions”, explains nutritionist Aritiane Silva.

Watermelon Benefits: Watermelon is a fruit widely consumed around the world, thanks to its pleasantly sweet and refreshing taste. This fruit is made up of 90% water and, as such, has numerous benefits for our body, in addition to a very low caloric content.

  • Watermelon contains powerful antioxidants, which help in preventing various types of cancer;
  • Watermelon helps in strengthening the Respiratory system ;
  • Watermelon contains nutrients that cause a feeling of satiety, helping you to lose weight;
  • Watermelon is a good source of potassium and Vitamin B6 helps prevent cramps.

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