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Watermelon: here’s everything you should know about it
Watermelon: a beautiful and delicious fruit which you can’t do without in the summer. It’s refreshing, thirst-quenching, detoxifying and is also rich in vitamin A.
Watermelon is an ancient fruit of which there exist many varieties. For example, there are round varieties such as Sugar Baby and Madera, the former with bright red flesh, the latter with red-orange flesh and others with oblong shape and right red pulp such as Jubilee and Galery. They all have a sweet but not sickly sweet flavour which is delicate and unmistakable.
The health benefits of watermelon
Watermelon holds two records: it is the fruit with the highest water content (93.5 percent) and it doesn’t contain fats at all. It is low in sugar: its sweet taste is due to its natural aromatic substances. The nutritional value of watermelon is mediocre, but this is compensated by the fact that it can be eaten in large amounts without weight consequences. So, its popularity is well deserved: it is refreshing, thirst-quenching, hydrating, and it detoxifies the body even if it is poor in calories. It is high in vitamin A (37 mcg) and vitamin C (8mg).
How to choose a good watermelon? The stripes of the rind should be large. The rind should be uniform and taut and when you give the watermelon a firm rap with your knuckles you should hear a full sound, not a dull one.
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