Melon- Water Bells of summer- By Dietician in South Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)
Melons is a Category of Fruits with maximum water content approximately 80-90%.
Melons are gifted by nature into different colours like Musk Melon is golden yellow / orange. Water Melon is red giving ample amount of antioxidant in it making it a very healthy choice as it would protect you from damage caused by free radicals (External agent) in your body, thus improving immunity.
It is richest source of Iron giving you about 7 mg / 100 grams of water melon, i.e. 7% of Iron.
Your body needs Vitamin A to produce sebum, which keeps your hair moisturized. You also need Vitamin A for your body tissues (like skin) to grow. Watermelon has Vitamin A, so eat this fruit for attractive skin and hair.
One should also use the outer coat of water melon which is green as it is very fibrous & can be consumed as a vegetable.
Melon seeds are rich in essential fatty acids like omega-3. Try having the seeds of water melon with fruits. Musk Melon seeds can be consumed by washing, drying, peeling the outer coat.?
These seeds are wonder food for the Brain.
A bowl full of Melon a day in summer keeps Dehydration at Bay.