Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Watermelon is also called 'Turbuja' and the botanical name is 'Citrullus lanatus'. It was first found at Africa and then carried out to all parts of the world. A variety in bitter watermelon known as 'Hakim' is used widely in medical field. China is one of the highest producers of watermelon in the world.Seedless watermelons are sterile.Hybrid melons produced in America. watermelon wine is prepared by fermenting slices and showed significant health benefits. Unripe Watermelon Pickle is famous in China. Cube like watermelons are produced in Japan for convenience in packing.

Nutritional value with Watermelon:
  • Watermelon gives 30 calories of energy per 100grams and contains 6% of sugars and 91% of water.
  • Watermelon will cool the body by providing sufficient water content and prevents dehydration.
  • Watermelon have 'lycopene' an antioxidant which eliminates toxins, free radicals from the body and acts as anti-inflammatory.
  • Watermelon will protect from prostate cancer and prevents heart attack.
  • Watermelon will maintain electrolyte levels in the body.
  • Watermelon is used to cure asthma in recent years.
  • Watermelon cures rheumatoid arthritis and colon cancers due to presence of thiamine and riboflavin.
  • Watermelon seeds contain urease enzyme and proteins.
  • Watermelon is the best prescription for the people suffering from blood pressure.
  • Watermelon contains a compound called 'citrulline' which relaxes the body(similar to Viagra), lowers bad cholesterol and protects the heart.
  • Watermelon contains Vitamin A (4%),beta-carotene(3%),Thiamine (vit. B1)(3%),Riboflavin (vit. B2)(2%),Niacin (vit. B3)(1%),
  • Pantothenic acid (B5)(4%),Vitamin B6(3%),Choline(1%),Vitamin C(10%),Calcium(1%),Iron(2%),Magnesium(3%),Manganese(2%),Phosphorus(2%),Potassium(2%),Zinc(1%),Lycopene 4532 µg.
  • Watermelon is used in homeopathic treatment for kidney troubles.
  • Watermelon helps in better nerve and muscle functions due to presence of Potassium.
  • Watermelon protects the eye sight due to the presence of Vitamin-A.
  • Watermelon improves immunity system due to the presence of Vitamin-C.
  • Watermelon seeds contain magnesium which controls blood pressure and protects heart.
  • Watermelon seeds contain essential amino-acids (like arginine,tryptophan, glutamic acid, and lysine) which body cannot produce by its own.
  • Watermelon contains small amounts of B complex vitamins which is essential to protect digestive and nervous system.
  • Watermelon juice have no bad sugars that effect diabetic patients and produces 76 calories.
  • Watermelon juice of 1 glass every day protects from rheumatoid arthritis,osteoarthritis,colon cancer and asthma.
  • Watermelon have calcium which aids bone strength.
  • Watermelon extract when consumed daily significantly reduces blood pressure.
Cautions with Watermelon:
  • Fully ripe watermelons are rich in anti-oxidants. Avoid weightless,low color complexion, white or black marked watermelons.
  • Watermelon is diuretic causes excess urination.
  • Watermelon flesh can be available in many colors(yellow,red). But watermelons with red color flesh is considered as more nutritional.


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