MELON

Melon scientific name: Citrullus lanatus

This is a type of cucumber fruit which is quite large in size. The fruit is burst when ripe. It looks like a sweet pumpkin. It has surrounded by a peel, which holds the inner part. The inner flesh is pale white or slight yellow color. It is lightly sweet and grainy to eat. It’s empty in the center and the empty part contains some seeds. Raw melons can be cooked and eaten as vegetables.

Nutrition value

Per 100 grams

  • Calories                                 34 kcal
  • Water                                     90.2 g
  • Carbohydrate                       8.16 g
  • Sugar                                     7.86 g
  • Fat                                          0.19 g
  • Protein                                   0.84 g
  • Vitamin A                              169 μg
  • Vitamin C                              36.7 mg
  • Thiamine (B1)                      0.041 mg
  • Riboflavin (B2)                     0.019 mg
  • Niacin (B3)                           0.734 mg
  • Vitamins (B6)                         0.072 mg
  • Vitamin E                                 0.05 mg
  • Vitamin K                                 2.5 μg
  • Calcium                                    9 mg
  • Iron                                            0.21 mg
  • Magnesium                             12 mg
  • Manganese                              0.041 mg
  • Phosphorus                             15 mg
  • Potassium                               267 mg
  • Sodium                                     16 mg
  • Zink                                           0.18 mg

Benefit: Melon contains a lot of fiber that increases digestive power. It can relieve urinary deficiency and hunger. This fruit has the ability to relieve sleep apnea and depression. Moreover, it may works well in curing ulcers and acidity.