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Also, if water-melons bring up to 15 kg, and melons up to 4 kg on the scale, your consumption is not in excess pounds on the belly or hips is noticeable. Because melons have a water content of about 90 percent and provide hardly any calories. 100 grams of melon have a calorific value of about 32 to 35 kilocalories. For comparison: the Same amount of bananas contains more than the Double.

While watermelons are not a lot of vitamins that there can be substances in the case of melons, the content of Vitamin C, Beta-carotene and minerals such as Calcium and potassium.

To count the sugar melons, more than 500 varieties, which are broadly divided into three groups: honeydew melons are those with a smooth shell. They are the largest and most difficult of melons. The netted melons are characterised by their network structure on the shell. A particularly popular representative of the pineapple watermelon or the sweetness of Galia. The smallest of the melons, particularly aromatic kantalup melon. Your Name refers to your first location where in the vicinity of Rome. This nearly round fruits have a smooth, ribbed or wart-like shell.

Melons and pumpkin plants, the large type

Botanically, melons such as cucumber and Zucchini to the family of pumpkin belong to the family and count so, for fruit vegetables. Watermelons are originally from southern Africa, probably from the Kalahari. Even today, the wild forms of water are estimated to suppliers.

In the course of the centuries, due to its water – and fruit content estimated growths of Egypt and Persia, spread to Asia. With the Spanish sailors were water and sugar melons on the American continent. In season from may to September, Spain, Italy, Greece and Israel to supply the German market. Watermelons also come from Hungary in German supermarkets.

Also in the Winter, nobody has to do without melons. The “Yellow Canary melon” – commonly known as the honey melon is the most famous winter melon. The winter’s imports come mainly from Central American to South American growing regions, mostly from Costa Rica, Mexico or Brazil.

Ripe melons to detect the pressure and sound

Ripe melons smell sweet and give to gentle pressure at the stem end of something. Ripe water melons are recognizable by their sound. Is tapped with the Finger on the Cup, so a full, deep sound indicates ripe fruit flesh. It sounds hollow, the fruit is immature or dry.

As the huge water-melons, many customers are too large, are also offered segments. Those with bright red flesh without white streaks or pale center promise a wonderful experience. Not quite ripe fruit can ripen at room temperature for a few days, as long as you are still whole.

Cut melons and fully Mature fruits should be quickly eaten, because they spoil quickly. Melons should not be stored in the refrigerator because they lose their flavor and take on the flavor of other foods.

Enjoyment on hot summer days

Melons are on hot summer days very refreshing, especially when chilled or with ice cream. But they are not only suitable as a snack or Dessert. Try savoury options: Diced melon with cucumber and mint-honey Vinaigrette as a delicious salad. In vegetable broth with yogurt and herbs melon tastes refined as a soup wonderful.

Melon varieties


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