Watermelons

Did you know…?

It is native to the Kalahari Desert in Africa.

The first crops date from 4,500 years ago, from the fertile banks of the Nile River, where it began its expansion.

It is the biggest fruit and may reach 20 kg and 30 cm in diameter.

Properties

  • Quenches thirst.
  • It is strongly indicated in diets.
  • It has depurative properties.
  • It is advisable to strengthen the immune system.
  • It is an excellent diuretic.
  • It helps in the elimination of toxic waste.

Nutritive value per 100g.

 

WATERMELON

Energy

20,3

Carbohydrates (g)

4,5

Dietary fiber (g)

0,3

Potassium (mg)

88,5

Magnesium (mg)

11

Folic acid (mcg)

3

Beta Carotene (provitamin A) (mcg)

18

Recipes

Watermelon Salad


Ingredients:

  • 2 small watermelons
  • 1 (15 ounce) can canned diced pineapple in juice, drain juice and reserve
  • 1 pound seedless grapes
  • 2 apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 bananas, cut into bite-size pieces
 

Directions

Cut each watermelon in half lengthwise. Hollow out the insides using a melon baller, reserving rind for later use. Drain pineapple, and discard juice. Cut apples in half, remove cores, and cut into bite size pieces. Peel banana, and slice in to bite size pieces. Rinse grapes under cold running water, and pat dry.

In a bowl, toss together the watermelon balls, pineapple, apple, banana chunks, and grapes. Divide fruit salad among the 4 reserved watermelon “bowls,” and serve.

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