Quality watermelon is better to buy until August. However, already now it is possible to know what the benefits of this berry. Watermelon on 90% consists of water, it is diuretic and is extremely useful for edema of cardiovascular and renal origin. In addition, watermelon juice is good for clearing the liver, helping to remove toxins of different origin. The process of krovoobrashseniya beneficial folic acid, but watermelon is one of the Champions in their content, writes likar.info.
Sweet watermelon contains glucose and saccharose, which are not only easy to digest but beneficial to health. Fiber, and watermelon are also many, improves peristalsis, and therefore regular consumption of watermelon pulp are shown for those who suffer from the same problem as the constipation.
Is paid to the watermelon the attention of those who suffer from nephritis and pyelonephritis is a natural alkali that is contained in watermelon, prevents the formation of kidney stones. Can please and hypertensive patients – 150 g watermelon pulp contain a daily dose of magnesium, essential for people with this problem. Oh, and other nice bonuses in the form of iron, vitamins C, B1, B2, C, PP is also useful and necessary for people of different ages.
But all this, of course, apply to the perfect watermelon. So, how to choose a watermelon?
Choosing the right watermelon
When? I must say: although watermelons and be available almost in June, early August to buy the berry is not – biological ripening bahchevyh – the last month of summer. So even if you in June gets a sweet and delicious watermelon, there is no guarantee that it reached the condition in a natural way – probably his precocity is due to the fact that the manufacturer generously stuffed it with nitrates.
Where? The perfect place to buy a tent next to the field where they grow. But if this field is not available to you, then go to the market. But in the supermarket be careful – often supermarkets purchase their still immature. Often watermelons sell next to the road. Yes, it’s convenient, but remember that watermelon and other fruits and vegetables that are sold to absorb the dust and harmful gases, passing cars.
Volume. Watermelons come in many varieties – some varieties are larger, others smaller. So remember a simple rule: one of the watermelon varieties you want to choose a watermelon is large, but not huge. That is, avoid it like a small watermelon – these are usually still not Mature enough, and the giants – most likely they are overfed with nitrates. The perfect watermelon weighs 6-10 kg.
The appearance of a watermelon. Strips of ripe watermelon should be maximum contrast, and the crust is firm and shiny. If the watermelon is unripe, the peel will be soft, because when the berry ripens, and are no longer able to absorb moisture, its crust solidified, as if saying, “OK, I reached the condition”.
Another option is the appearance of a watermelon – yellow and sometimes even orange spot. This is the side where the watermelon was stored on the field. The size of this spot should be for the medium-sized varieties 5 cm, and 10 cm for large and Very large spot is the reason to abandon this watermelon – he probably didn’t have enough light, when he Matures, which he will be tasteless. One should not take watermelon with white spot – this is likely to ripen under adverse conditions and is unlikely to be delicious.
Boy or girl? You may remember from biology lessons that watermelon – bisexual berry. Girls (can be recognized by their flatter bottom and wide mug) better, as they have more sugar and less bones. Tasty boys have a convex bottom, and on it a small circle.
Gonna clap’s get cracking, let’s hear. To choose a watermelon by the sound – a delicate and requires some skill.To choose the right watermelon need to be able to distinguish the dull sound of ringing. When tapped watermelon should produce a ringing sound – this indicates the porosity of the pulp and, hence, ripeness of the watermelon. In addition, ripe watermelon is always like a spring under attack. Try to squeeze a watermelon – if he is still slightly crackling, then it speaks to his maturity and juiciness of the pulp.
Pay attention to the tail. Tail or peduncle your future watermelon should be mandatory. Its absence should alert perhaps her deliberately torn off to hide the poor quality of the watermelon. Good ripe fruit it needs to be moderately yellow and dry, but not dry. If the stalk of the watermelon dry, it could mean that the watermelon stripped and stored for a long time.
Cutting, look more closely to the pulp. Ripe watermelon should have a deep red color. However, the purple shade should be alerted – this fruit overfed with nitrates.The seeds of ripe watermelons have dark brown or black, but white is a sign of unripe fruit. Fiber that pervades the watermelon should be white, but yellow, again, talking about advanced “nitrates” of watermelon. The pulp from the right of the selected watermelon is to cut the sparkle grains, and nitrate to have a smooth surface.