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Watermelon: the queen of summer

Watermelon: the queen of summer

Mireia Cervera 21 June 2016

Watermelon is the great lady of the summer. It is one of the healthiest and lightest fruits, since it provides us with a lot of water and minerals, important to combat summer heat. Discover in this post much more about watermelon, properties, uses, trucyou and tips.

Watermelon (Citrullus Lanatus) belongs to the curcubitáceas family. It is also known by the name of water melon, patilla or aguamelón. It is a fruit of African origin, conreada oriprimarily on the banks of the Nile. It was introduced into Spain by the Arabs; It is currently cultivated throughout the peninsula, mainly in Andalusia and in the Levante area.

Watermelons are of many types and species,at present more than fifty different ones can be identified; dark or light rind, striped, or even seedless watermelons, which actually have them but are small, white, and barely noticeable. In the Mediterranean basin they flourish betweenJune and July and mature 40 days after flowering, so they are at their best as a summer food , even in early autumn, although today in dThey are found all year round thanks to greenhouse cultivation.

Watermelon is the fruit with the highest water content, so it is an excellent diuretic.

Composed of up to 90% water and with a very low caloric intake, it is a highly recommended fruit in diets to lose weight and as a source of hydration to overcome high summer temperatures. Red-pink and juicy pulp - aun that there are varieties with white, purple or even yellow pulp-, with an intense sweetness when ripe, and with its refreshing power, the watermelon is undoubtedly the protagonist of the summer.

But what are your benmost important benefits and properties of watermelon ? What nutritional values does it have? This gift of nature, with a sweet and refreshing taste and with a purifying effect on the body, has interesting nutritional properties.s. It is the fruit with the highest water content, about 90% and also contains minerals such as magnesium and potassium, useful for muscle activity and nerve impulses. It is the fruit that contributes the least calories, only 20 per 100 grams than lIt becomes a recommended option in the case of weight loss diets. The reddish color of the watermelon pulp is due to the presence of lycopenes and beta-carotenes , also present in tomatoes, substances with provery beneficial natural antioxidant properties. But its virtues do not end there, since it is also a fruit indicated when we eat and drink in excess, since it helps our body purify, thus favoring elimination.of toxins.

The best way to know if the watermelon is ripe and sweet is enough to look at the weight, the heavier the more ripe, or simply give it a pat, if it sounds hollow, choose it! will be at your point. Another tip is to choose thosein which the round mark, the support area on the ground, is pale yellow, which means that the fruit has ripened in the bush and has been harvested at the precise moment. Contrary to what happens with other fruits, watermelon

We will know that the watermelon is ripe when the mark of contact with the earth is creamy in color.

Unopened watermelon keeps at room temperature for up to 30 days. Once opened it is necessary to cover it with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for a maximum of 7 days and at a temperature of 4º to 6ºC. If we bake for 10 minutesat 60ºC the shell will remain hard, and we can use it for other things, such as as a basket for our fruit salads.

It is a very versatile fruit, with which we can prepare many summer dishes in a short time.ime: gazpachos, salads with watermelon (try it! it gives a very original refreshing touch), juices, sorbets, ice creams, fruit salads (combined with kiwis, melon, strawberries or banana) all of them very refreshing and ideal for when you feel like it.n light dishes to combat the summer heat.

Now you know! Do not consume watermelon just because it is delicious, but because it is the ideal fruit to include in your daily diet: it is good for your health, it is refreshing.suede and tasty and ideal to be taken in summer. Take advantage of the fact that it is season, good watermelons are those that are consumed when it is hot.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale