Melon

Melon

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Introduction

Melon is a fruit that is still one tribe with watermelon or other types of pumpkin. This fruit is usually used as a dish before eating, made fruit juice or used as a fruit ice mixture. Fruit with a distinctive sweet taste and soft fruit flesh will feel fresh and delicious if eaten on a hot afternoon.

Melon itself is a one-season plant that grows creatively on a support pole which is deliberately provided by fruit farmers when cultivating melons. This fruit plant is a type of plant that has one house, which is where fruit marriages can be done with the help of wind and other touches.

This type of fruit has the characteristics of thick fruit flesh, because the part that should be for the skin turns into fruit flesh which has a fairly high water content. So that the fruit has a thick, smooth, sweet and slightly fragrant consistency. Melon itself consists of various types, which are found in Indonesia alone there are types of melons with orange fruit flesh and fresh green fruit flesh. The taste of the two types of melon is slightly different, but both sweet.

What is melon and what are the ingredients in it, because there are still many people who often consume melons but do not understand what is contained in the fruit. Melon has a high amount of nutrients, including vitamin C, Vitamin A, vitamin B6, Potassium, Niacin, Fiber and Folic Acid.

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Here are the complete contents listed in every 179 grams of melon:

Calories of 60.2% are equivalent to 252 kilojoules of calories
Carbohydrates 52.4 are equivalent to 219 kilojoules of carbohydrates
1.5 gram protein or 3%
Total vitamin A 5987 International Unit (120%)
And other ingredients such as minerals, folic acid and vitamin B complex are contained in their respective amounts and have positive benefits for the body.



The benefits of melon fruit itself have not been widely known by people who are even melon lovers. But most people decide to consume melon because it tastes good and because of the community's opinion that regular fruit consumption is a step to healthy life. Based on research that has been done repeatedly by scientists, shows that melon fruit is free of cholesterol and fat so that this fruit is very suitable to help the diet that is usually done by women. Similar to this fruit watermelon has a high amount of water so it is suitable for maintaining the functions of organs in the body.

The nutritional content of melon has many benefits, for example vitamins A, C and K in this fruit has a function to maintain skin health, eye health, nails and hair. In addition to this, vitamin A in melons can help the blood clotting process if there is a wound that causes bleeding. Consuming 1.5 cups of melon in one day is enough to meet the needs of the body's vitamin C up to 25% so that it can increase the body's immunity and increase normal body growth and development. The content of beta-carotene in one cup of melon juice has been shown to meet 51 mcg of beta-carotene for the body. Because beta-carotene is one type of provitamin which if already entered into the body will be converted into vitamin A which is useful for eye and skin health.

The content of folic acid in melons can help maintain the growth of cells in the body so that the balance between the body is maintained. Vitamin B6, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin and Pantothenic Acid are groups of vitamin B complex that can help the body to produce energy and maintain the body's metabolic system.

 History

Melon (Cucumis melo L.) is a fruit plant including the Cucurbitaceae family, many of which mention melons from the Persian Hot Valley or Mediterranean region which is the border between West Asia and Europe and Africa. And this plant eventually spread to the Middle East and to Europe. In the 14th century melons were brought to America by Columbus and eventually planted extensively in Colorado, California, and Texas. Finally melons spread throughout the world, especially in tropical and subtropical regions including Indonesia.

Types of melon

1. Honeydew:

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It is one of the best and sweetest types of melon when cooking. In North America (North America) it is known as Bailan. It has an oval (oval) shape, smooth fruit skin without net bewarna creamy white or greenish yellow, but if it cooks it will turn yellowish. The fruit flesh is pale green, white to orange.

2. Cantaloupe:

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It is a type of melon that originally appeared in Cantalupo Village, Italy in the 1700s. At present it is a type of melon that is very popular in the United States (USA) market. Cantaloupe melon type has characteristics such as having a net fruit skin rather rare but thick. The flesh is orange (orange), has a very sweet taste and smells good when cooking.

3. Cavaillon: 

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Melon Cavaillon is a type of Cantaloupe type, but its size is smaller. Originating from Italy then spread outside to Provence, France. Besides that it is widely planted in North America. Cavaillon has pale gold-colored skin when ripe, has a bluish green line from end to end. The fruit flesh is orange as is commonly the case with Cantaloupe, and it's certainly very sweet.

4. Japanese Cantalopue: 

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Japanese melon is the favorite melon in Indonesia. Widely planted in the East and Southeast Asia regions. Its characteristics have a tightly net net, white flesh, crispy taste, and very sweet when cooking.

5. Canary: 

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Called a Canary melon because it has yellow walnut skin. Canary Melons are also known as Spanish melons or Golden melons. Melon Canary according to some sources originated from Persia, but currently more in the United States. The characteristics of Canary melons include oval fruit shape, smooth fruit skin without net. The flesh is white. It tastes sweet like a banana taste. This melon has a long shelf life. The disadvantages are less resistant to pests and diseases.

6. Persian: 

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Persian type of melon, resembling the Cantaloupe type but larger in size. Other characteristics of the skin are green with finer nets, the color of the flesh is orange with a sweet taste.

7.Casaba: 

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Melon Casaba is a type of melon that comes from the daaba of Kasaba, Turkey, then spreads to the United States. Characteristics of the Casaba melon, the skin is pale yellow when ripe, the flesh is white, with a sweet taste.

8. Crenshaw: 

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Crenshaw melon type is the result of a cross between melon Persian and Casaba, the characteristics of yellow skin, thick flesh and sweet taste.

9. Ananas: 

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"Ananas" is a French (French) term which means pineapple. This is because this type of melon has the taste and aroma of sweet pineapple. This type of melon comes from Africa and is widely planted in France, the United States and almost all of the Middle East. The characteristics of the fruit, yellow and net-colored skin, oval shape, white flesh and greenish.

10. Korean: Korean melon is also called oriental melon. Reportedly this melon originated from India, then spread on mainland China, Japan and Korea. In Korea this type of melon is called Chamoe, in Japan it is called Makuwa and China is called Tian Gua. The characteristics of Korean type melons include oval (oval) fruit shape, golden yellow colored skin, with white lines extending from end to end of the fruit. The fruit flesh is white, when cooked the taste will be very sweet, with a crisp, pear-like texture.

The advantages of melon for health

1. High in potassium

Lack of potassium can cause heartbeat to become irregular and blood flow is not smooth. Well, one of the benefits of melon is to contain a balanced dose of potassium for the body, in one cup (100 grams) of fruit flesh. Potassium in this melon also helps prevent blood pressure from rising. You can modify melons, watermelons and cantaloupe as your breakfast salad menu.



2. Contains vitamin C

Melons contain vitamin C which is useful for health. You can eat one cup of melon per day, which is the same as your daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C is useful for the body, because it can boost the immune system and help prevent diseases and infections that attack.

3. Good for those on a diet

Melon contains a number of fibers that help regulate digestion and reduce overall body cholesterol levels. Good digestion, usually associated with regular bowel movements. This means that by eating melon, it can reduce the possibility of digestive problems, such as constipation. In addition, melon is also a fruit that is low in calories. So if you want to diet, you can consider melon as a dietary intake. The benefits of this melon will help the body to maintain weight stability, and avoid the body from certain diseases such as high blood pressure and even cancer.

4. Rich in vitamin B6

Like other B vitamins, vitamin B-6 functions as a coenzyme, an enzyme that is useful for activating chemical processes. One of these enzymes is used to metabolize proteins. Vitamin B-6 in melons is important to stimulate the nervous system serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate the mood and make you sleep better.
In addition, the content of vitamin B-6 in melons can change the content of homocysteine ​​into beneficial substances into acid aminio which is good for the body. It is important to change the substance of homocysteine, because these substances are often associated with a risk of increased cardiovascular problems. Besides vitamin B6, melons also contain vitamin B1 and vitamin B3 which are also beneficial for the health of the body.

5. Good for pregnant women

During pregnancy, a mother's body needs higher vitamin and mineral intake than usual. This condition must also be considered, because this is a period in which the body of pregnant women must get maximum nutrition due to immunity which tends to be weaker than usual.
By eating melons, the mother can give the body a number of important nutrients during pregnancy. One example, the content of potassium melon that maintains heart health, and vitamin C which strengthens the immune system. If you want healthy childbirth, it is recommended to eat 100 grams of melon per day.

The benefits of lemon skin for health and beauty more clearly will be described as follows:

1. Brighten up the face

Facial skin is one of the characteristics of a person. With faces we can recognize who they are. Until the skin of the face needs to be maintained to the maximum, especially to avoid acne, dull skin and oily skin. To overcome this problem, enlighten the facial skin using vitamin C.
Vitamin C on the lemon peel will help to remove dead skin cells to help lighten the skin naturally. How to brighten the skin with melon skin is not difficult, just use this skin for a face mask every day.

2. Remove acne

Acne can occur because of oily skin or because too much dirt enters the facial skin, so that dust and dirt clog the pores on the skin over time because it is not given a bacterial cause of acne. This method of removing sweets with meon skin is very easy. Just take a melon stick and splash the skin, you can knead it or also use the paddle. Make sure this melon skin is really bad. Then take 2 teaspoons of honey and mix with the melon. Use the artificial mask 2-3 times a week to get maximum results.

3. Overcoming blackheads

Blackheads can also occur due to blockages in the pores. Blackheads usually occur around the T area or more in the nose area. Because it is indeed the area that sometimes produces excess oil so that the dirt can quickly absorb into the pores of the skin and cause the pores to close. The presence of blackheads on the face will cause your confidence to wander. For that immediately use melon skin to deal with blackheads to relieve you quickly. The way you can do it is also not much different from the way to get rid of zits.

4. Overcoming premature aging

Overcoming premature aging with melon skin is the right choice. The good content in melon skin such as antioxidants and vitamin C is very useful to give a good reaction to facial skin so that it looks younger and not wrinkled. A dull and wrinkled face causes it to look older.

5. Worm medicine

In addition to facial skin health or beauty, the benefits of other melon skin is for deworming drugs. Many worms are sold in stalls or pharmacies, but if there are herbs, use them or try herbal remedies first like the benefits of this melon skin.

It turns out that melon seeds also have benefits too. Including the following:

1. Healthy teeth

Melon seeds are very good for healthy teeth. This is obtained from the calcium content in this fruit seed. Your teeth will not only be strong but also avoid the toothache that is often experienced.

2. Maintaining bone health

The benefits of melon seeds are also good for bone health. For those of you who have porous bone symptoms it is better to consume these fruit seeds because the natural content will help your bones become denser.

3. Promotes digestion

The benefits of melon seeds are very good for making your bones healthier. This green fruit seed will work with its natural fiber content in binding food so that digestion will be much more smooth.

4. Good for intestines and stomach

The benefits of melon seeds can nourish your intestines and stomach. These two organs are important organs needed by the digestive system in processing food. Make sure you consume these fruit seeds regularly every day.

5. Prevent diarrhea

The benefits of melon seeds are highly recommended for those of you who are experiencing diarrhea. The natural content in this fruit seed has an anti-bacterium that will overcome the main cause of bacteria from the appearance of diarrhea in your body.

6. Overcoming difficult bowel movements

If you often have difficulty defecating or defecating, it's a sign that your digestive health is being disrupted. Try to consume melon seeds as a medicine because the efficacy of these seeds is effective to overcome difficulties during bowel movements.

7. Overcoming disorders of the muscles

Muscles are a part of the body that has considerable potential to be disturbed by several types of health problems. You can consume melon seeds to improve muscle health and make it not easily stiff or cramped.

8. Promotes metabolism

Your body's metabolism can be balanced if you consume melon seeds every day. This one fruit seed is a healthy seed that can regulate the metabolism to keep running in accordance with the standards required by your body.

9. Maintain brain performance

Improve brain performance in an easy way, using melon seeds. If you eat these fruit seeds regularly, your brain will be more easily concentrated and think faster in responding to something.

10. Increases hemoglobin production

Hemogoblin deficiency is a feature of your disrupted health. You need to eat foods that can increase hemoglobin production, one of which is melon seeds. This fruit seed will increase hemoglobin levels in the body.

The disadvantages of consuming too much melon for body health:

1.      Causes of Diabetes

Melons are known to have high glucose levels and water content, so many people who initially did not know that the sugar content in these fruits is high in large amounts and suddenly has diabetes. Because this type of cucumber fruit cannot be consumed in large quantities continuously. Actually not only this type of fruit but also other fruits. Because everything that is excessive is always not good for health.

2.      High blood pressure or low blood pressure

The nurtisi content in melons is known to have many benefits if consumed normally and according to the rules. However, there are some groups of people who love melons, ignoring this, causing blood pressure disorders and so on. Melon can reduce and increase blood pressure during normal consumption limits. If when your blood pressure is low for example, then you consume melon with the aim of increasing blood pressure. However, you consume in large amounts in the hope that your blood pressure will rise quickly and become normal.

So if this is what you do that appears only the danger of melons, not the benefits of melon. Your blood pressure will indeed increase rapidly but exceed the normal limit, so you are declared suffering from hypertension. It is also for those who consume melons with the aim of lowering blood pressure.



3.      Causes complications in the body

Eating melons is good for health, but if excessive the danger of melons can also arise. Melon which is usually consumed for diet or for preventing dehydration, because of its high fiber content. However, if you consume melons too often and excessively, they also cause harmful side effects to the body. the content of fructose in melons if too much gets into the body will make the liver cells work too hard to convert fructose into glucose and then use it as energy.

So many explanations about the melon fruit. The contents of this article come from various sources.

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