DIETETIC ASPECTS

The pulp, which hides underneath the skin of the melon, represents a rich mixture of the basic components necessary in our diet.

Melon like all fresh fruit is important as it supplies essential quantities of glucides, vitamins and mineral salts, sodium, calcium and phosphorous, organic acids and fibre which are of assistance in preventing nutritional imbalances and deficiencies.

From a dietary point of view and for its low caloric content, melon is a fruit which can be recommended to everyone.

REFRESHING

The Melon has a very high water content which therefore makes it a powerful thirst-quencher and...

INCREASES DIURESIS

In addition, melon consumption can indeed result in an increase in diuresis thus reducing water retention and consequently the feeling of being bloated.

FILLING

The Melon has a noteworthy satiating effect combined with a low caloric content (1/2 kg of melon pulp is the equivalent in energy to the calories in only 20-30 grams of milk chocolate).

FOR SPECIFIC NEEDS

This takes on special meaning in certain physiological situations during our life cycle: for the future mother, for children in infancy and adolescence, for grown men and women, during sporting activities and for the elderly.

USEFUL AGAINST DISEASES

The melon is of great importance both for its function in supplying pro-vitamins and vitamins which protect the epithelia, and for its fibre and cellulose content which have no nutritional value but facilitate the amount of time it takes for passage through the intestine.
This assists with preventing illnesses of the digestive apparatus and in determining glucose absorption levels while at the same time limiting the absorption of cholesterol.
What makes melon particularly interesting is the joint presence of large quantities of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, a combination which doesn't occur often in other foods. In addition to regulating the metabolic processes, these vitamins act as protective chemicals by blocking the resurgence of illnesses and tumours while reducing the amount of free radicals and thus slowing down the ageing of cells.

RED PULP VARIETY

It has recently been discovered that the red pulp varieties contain a greater quantity of Lycopene, a pigment, which has high anti-oxidising and health properties, the same properties in fact present in the tannic acid molecule in which it is rich and which is evident in its typical and extremely persistent smell.
The most important minerals in melon are calcium, iron, phosphorous, sodium, iodine and potassium.

Average values for 100 GR. of our melons

Energy: Kcal: 49 KJ: 208
Protein gr. 0.9 Potassium mg. 333
Total Fat gr. 0.1 Sodium mg. 8
Sugar gr. 11.7 Iodine mg. 0.02
Fibre gr. 0.8 Vit.A mcg.189
Water gr. 86 Vit.B1 mcg. 50
Calcium mg. 20 Vit. B2 mcg. 30
Iron mg. 0.4 Vit. C mg. 32
Phosphorous mg. 16 Vit.P.P. mg. 0.2