Watermelon and melon are very similar: both of these cultures belong to the family Cucurbitaceae, mature at the same time and almost equally used.
The question of what is more useful – melon or watermelon, devoid of meaning – both are good. The flesh of watermelon has a high moisture content and soft fiber, beneficial effect on digestion. Also contained in watermelons easily digestible carbohydrates (sugars), vitamins C, B 1, OT, PP, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, nickel.
Application watermelon in medicine due to the large water content of alkaline substances, iron and a relatively low calorific value and antitoxic and diuretic properties of this vegetable. Watermelon is useful to use fresh (up to 2.5 kg per day) for many diseases of the kidneys, liver, intoxications. Watermelon sometimes becomes the basis of the diet with excess weight, due to its low calorie content, as well as anemia.
The melons contain a large percentage of water, so that they refresh. Melon pulp contains up to 18 percent sugar, starch, vitamin C (at 60mg to 100g), carotene and folic acid, which participates in hematopoiesis. The melon is extremely rich in iron: its mass fraction in the melon is 17 times more than in milk. Besides iron melon contains potassium, calcium, sodium and chlorine. Melon is recommended to take for exhaustion and anemia, as well as in atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.
Watermelon fruits are used as a diuretic for edema renal and cardiovascular origin. In them a lot of good digestible fructose, vitamins, trace elements. Watermelon is attractive to dieters, because low-calorie watermelon pulp (100 g of about 38 kkalory) and it can be consumed in large amounts, to simulate saturation.
Melon seeds – a folk remedy for increasing the potency (efficacy, of course, not Viagra, it is absolutely natural product). Grind into powder dry melon seeds need to take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.
A migraine attack can be cut short by applying fresh watermelon rinds “wet” side of the temples and forehead, and 20 – 30 minutes to fix them with a bandage.
Watermelon seeds – no less effective anthelmintic than pumpkin seeds. To make for a deadly parasite agent, dried watermelon seeds mince, mix with milk in a ratio of 1:10, and take 2 cups of this mixture 2 times a day between meals.
Melon mask for the skin
to oily skin
To 2-3 tablespoons of the softened pulp of the melon, add a well-beaten egg white 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of low-fat sour cream. Wipe face and neck swab moistened with melon juice. Apply on face and neck for 15-20 minutes, then rinse it with cool water.
For dry skin
Suitable mixture prepared from equal amount of melon juice, cow’s milk and mineral water.
Mash with a fork until the flesh of watermelon pulp status and apply on your face. After 20 minutes, rinse with cool water dried up crust. This simple mask is suitable for all skin types. It has a significant rejuvenating effect: improves skin tone, makes it soft and smooth.
For normal skin :
Mix egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of watermelon juice, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of low-fat sour cream and a little barley flour for density. Mask apply on the skin for 15 minutes, then rinse with a little warm weak tea.
Buying guide Watermelon:
Watermelon should be close. The easier watermelon, so he sang. A bright spot, on which lay a watermelon should be dark orange color. Watermelon should resonate when tapped on the peel. Tail and the transition from the tail to the watermelon should be dried up. Cork ripe watermelon is difficult to pierce a finger. The color of the watermelon rind should be contrasting and bright.
Buying guide Melon:
In order to determine the maturity of melon, you need to click on its crust on the opposite side of the stem: from unripe melon rind is hard, and at the ripe little amenable to pressure being applied. Cork ripe melon slightly springy when pressed on it, and at room temperature, its flavor penetrates the rind.
If stored properly melon does not deteriorate until the spring. Store melons indoors on a lattice shelf in a row, so that they do not touch, and tails upward. Storage temperature – above zero but not greater than 5 degrees Celsius.