Organic watermelons are the most popular melon representatives. They biologically belong to Cucurbitaceae and cucurbit is their fruit. Cucurbit is referred to berries, but such treatments can completely confuse. So, in botanical terms, it is wrong to refer watermelon to berries.Organic watermelons are grown without use of chemical fertilizers on the certified agricultural lands that have not been treated with agrochemicals for at least three years. That’s why organic watermelons have strong diuretic, choleretic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, laxative and tonic properties. Eating them also normalizes metabolism and increases peristalsis.
3 Facts About Watermelons:
Watermelon is rich in antioxidants, such as carotene, thiamine, ascorbic acid, niacin and riboflavin. With increasing the human body’s vitality and its protection from the infirmities of age, these substances prevent cancer development, and carotene improves vision.
Salts of iron, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, and magnesium contained in watermelon pulp are beneficial for hemopoietic, digestive, and cardiovascular systems, as well as for endocrine glands.
Easily digestible sugars and water contained in watermelon pulp dictate the watermelon ingestion in chronic and acute liver diseases. The watermelon pulp fibre improves digestion, removes cholesterol, and folic acid and vitamin C contained in watermelon protect against sclerosis.
|Dietary fibres||0,4 g|
|Organic acids||0,1 g|
|Mono- and disaccharides||5,8 g|
|Vitamin PP||0,2 mg|
|Vitamin A (retinol)||17 mcg|
|Vitamin B1 (thiamine)||0,04 mg|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||0,06 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxin)||0,09 mg|
|Vitamin B9 (folic acid)||8 mcg|
|Vitamin C||7 mg|
|Vitamin E (tocopherol)||0,1 mg|
|Vitamin PP (B3, niacin equivalent)||0,3 mg|
Chemical composition of a product is characterized by calories, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, dietary fibres and vitamins. For organic products, these parameters significantly depend on natural factors – air temperature and precipitation during vegetational season, dry or rainy season, geographic latitude and longitude of cultivation, botanical grain varieties, and soil type.
It is impossible to foresee all the factors, so these values are average and indicative only.
Healthy Recipes with Watermelons
Watermelon Sherbet with Cream
Directions: Soften gelatin in ½ cup of watermelon puree. Let it infuse for 5 minutes at room temperature, and then heat gelatin slowly to dissolve it. Cool it slightly. Add the rest of watermelon puree, sugar, nutmeg, lime juice, and milk to the gelatin mixture. Mix it thoroughly and place in an airtight container. If you have an icemaker, then use it. If not, then take the mixture out of a freezer every hour and stir it thoroughly with a spoon or a mixer until it is possible. This is in order to avoid the formation of ice crystals in the ice-cream. Sherbet should be kept in a freezer for 6-8 hours to be completely frozen.
Smoothie for Blood Purification
Directions: Put all the ingredients in a stationary blender so that watermelon is at the bottom. Switch the blender on low speed until the watermelon is mashed. Then increase the speed and mash the watermelon for 1 minute or until even consistency is reached.