What vitamins are in a melon

Melon is a melon culture that both children and adults love to feast on. But this fruit is not only a wonderful seasonal delicacy, but also a valuable product rich in vitamins and minerals. What it contains and what benefits it can bring, we will tell further.

Calorie content and nutritional value

Melon can be safely called a dietary product, because it has only 34 calories.

Did you know? The melon was first mentioned in the Bible, and it entered the territory of Eastern Europe only in the 16th century.

One hundred grams also contains:

  • protein - 0.8 g;
  • fat - 0.2 g;
  • carbohydrates - 8 g;
  • dietary fiber - 0.9 g;
  • sugars - 8 g;
  • cholesterol - 0 g;
  • water - 90 g;
  • ashes - 0.6 g;
  • organic acids - 0.2 g.

What vitamins and minerals are present in melon

The composition of vitamins, minerals, trace elements of melon:

ElementAmount in 100 g of edible portion
retinol67 mcg
beta carotene0.4 mg
thiamine0.04 mg
riboflavin0.04 g
choline7.6 mg
pantothenic acid0.23 mg
pyridoxine0.06 mg
folates6 mcg
vitamin C20 mg
alpha tocopherol0.1 mg
phylloquinone2.9 mcg
niacin0.4 mg
potassium118 mg
calcium16 mg
magnesium13 mg
sodium32 mg
sulfur10 mg
phosphorus12 mg
chlorine50 mg
iron1 mg
iodine2 mcg
cobalt2 mcg
manganese0.035 mg
copper47 mcg
selenium0.7 mcg
fluorine20 mcg
zinc0.09 mg

The content of trace elements in melon crusts is rather scarce. They contain only silicon, as well as chlorophyll.

Benefits and harm to the body

  • The beneficial properties of gourds are due to its composition:
  • Vitamin B9 takes part in the blood-forming process, lowers cholesterol, improves emotional state.
  • Vitamin C strengthens the body.
  • Beta-carotene is a prophylactic element against vision problems. It also improves the absorption of carbohydrates and fats. It is able to increase the protective functions of the body.
  • Potassium nourishes the skin, hair, nail and nervous system.
  • Iron supports hemoglobin levels.
  • Magnesium and calcium are indispensable for the smooth functioning of the cardiovascular system.

  • Also melon:
  • gently cleanses the intestines;
  • is an antioxidant;
  • strengthens women's health, helping to cope with some gynecological problems;
  • acts as a diuretic, choleretic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic;
  • helps with kidney and liver problems;
  • able to eliminate age spots, blackheads.

Important! Caution you need to eat melon for women in position and nursing mothers. The latter should carefully monitor the condition of the child.

The negative side of the culture is that excessive consumption can lead to hypervitaminosis, digestive disorders and heart problems.

You also need to properly combine the fetus with other products, since incompatibility can not only not be beneficial, but also provoke stomach problems.

Basic rules and norms of use

In order for the eaten delicacy to benefit you, you must strictly follow the rules for its use:

  1. After eating the product, do not drink water and dairy products. This combination will lead to a malfunction in the digestive system.
  2. Similarly, the combination of melon with alcohol is manifested.
  3. You can not eat gourds on an empty stomach, as this is fraught with severe spasms.
  4. Do not eat more than 1.5–2 kg of pulp per day for three to four times.
  5. Those who want to lose weight can replace 300-500 g of melon with one meal. If you eat this way for a week, you can lose about 3 kg. You can repeat in a week.

Important! Ideal time for eating melon: between meals in the afternoon. Eat as a standalone product.

Application in cosmetology

A lot of what is useful for melon and cosmetology:

  1. Mask against age spots or blackheads. Grind the pulp of the fetus and apply it in a thin layer on the face for a quarter of an hour. Wash with cool water and apply a nourishing cream. Repeat procedure 2–4 times in 7 days.
  2. Moisturizing body mask. Mix ripe pulp of culture with 1 tbsp. l sour cream and a couple drops of any essential oil. Apply the substance to dry skin and wait until it dries. Rinse with warm water.
  3. To strengthen the hair. Squeeze a glass of juice from ripe pulp. If your hair is oily, add another bit of lemon juice. Having moistened a cotton pad, rub the scalp before washing your hair. You need to wait 10-15 minutes.
  4. Facial Cleansing Milk. 1 tbsp. l mix melon juice with the same amount of mineral water and milk. Use every day to get rid of the feeling of tightness of the skin, fine wrinkles and peeling.
  5. Bath against an allergic reaction and acne. Get a bath of cool water and pour a glass of melon juice into it. Add a couple of pieces of pulp. Immerse yourself in such a bath every day for half an hour until the skin condition improves.

As you can see, the benefits of gourds are great, as well as its widespread use.

Did you know? During the reign of Alexei Mikhailovich (from the Romanovs), watermelon and melon were grown in greenhouses in the Moscow Region, in Izmailovo. Later, the greenhouse method of cultivation was abandoned, so crops grew only in warm regions.

The main thing is to be able to choose the right product to benefit from the product. A ripe melon always makes a dull sound when patted, and the skin is soft in the place where the flower was.

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