Melons belong to the species cucumis melo. There are different types of melon in different varieties, depending on the characteristics of are grown. Its shapes and colours varies and can be yellow, green or a combination of both colours on the outside. Also, its form varies from round to elongated. It stresses high water content, about 85%.
Among its benefits we can find the high content of beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin a. The vitamin c and b9 are also present in melon, with only 200g of this fruit we cover the 80% of the daily requirement of vitamin c. Vitamin a and vitamin c are antioxidants, therefore with its consumption immune system is enhanced.
Potassium is another of his remarkable components, making it a fruit diuretic effect, which helps remove waste from the body. In addition, also it contains calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
Its pulp contains 35 calories per 100g. Carbohydrates 8g. Fibre 1% protein 0.6% and low-fat content 0.1%. As we say, its high-water content, the presence of folic acid and vitamins make a healthy food melon and appropriate.