A melon is any kind of edible, fleshy fruit in the Cucurbitaceae family. Most melons belong to the genus Cucumis, but there are also some that belong to Benincasa, Citrullus and Momordica. The muskmelon belongs to Cucumis, while the watermelon belongs to Citrullus.
Melons are rounded or elongate, of yellow or green rind, sometimes combined depending on the variety. It has an aromatic, juicy and sweet flesh, being an ideal fruit to fight thirst
Melons are mainly consumed fresh as table dessert, although it is also used for preparing many dishes like salads and snacks, combined with ham, for instance. Besides, jams, purees, custard, yoghurts, liquors, sherbets, etc. are processed from melon. The rind is used as container for fruit salads; the seeds are widely consumed in Africa; from the seeds we also obtain oil for consumption or used in illumination.
Melon plants are plants that can grow well at an altitude of 300-1000 meters above sea level. Melon plants grow faster in the middle of a rather cold temperature. Melon plants have properties that are creepers and have many branches, melon leaves have a shape like a cucumber leaf, but the angle is not as sharp as a cucumber leaf. The leaves of the melon plant are almost round, five-pointed, have 3-7 indentations, 8-15 cm in diameter. Melon plants also have shallow, spreading roots, and have bell-shaped, yellow flowers. Melon is a fruit that varies in shape, taste, aroma, appearance and appearance depending on the melon variety (Sobir, 2010)
In addition to its delicious taste, melon also contains many benefits for the body. The high air content can help the body to become dehydrated due to lack of fluids in the hot sun.
Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture states that melons contain various nutrients that are good for the body, such as fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K, folate, potassium and magnesium
Benefits of melons that you need to open
1. Prevents Dehydration
2. Meet the nutritional needs of pregnant women
3. Benefits of melon for digestion
4. Lowering blood pressure