The Health Benefits of Pepino Melon Fruit
Pepino melon, a fruit touted as a super fruit and is native to Peru, it has lots of Vitamin A, C and K and also B Vitamins, protein, plus iron and copper, which are essential for a healthy immune system and calcium for bones, potassium which is needed for relaxing and lowering blood pressure and Pepino is a good diuretic too.
It helps with liver disease, lowers blood pressure, helps those that suffer from strokes to heal faster, and promotes cardiovascular health.
The taste of a Pepino melon tends to be very sweet and juicy, with a faintly floral aroma; many people compare them to cantaloupes and honeydews, two well-known melon varieties.
Pepino melon has a light-yellow to light-green skin, streaked with purple variegations. The flesh, when ripe is golden yellow with a narrow seed cavity.
The Pepino melon is entirely edible: skin, flesh, pulp and seeds, to consume you should select a dark golden colour, sweet-scented, and fairly loud.
Fruit flavour is slightly sweet, sour and tasteless, each fused with one another produces unique flavour combinations, which is like a cantaloupe and melon fruit flavours.
Pepino melons contains low amount of calories. Hence it helps in losing weight. All the calories in the Pepino melon come from its carbohydrate content.
Pepino melons are an excellent source of fiber. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate your body does not digest. The fiber in the melon slows digestion, helping you feel longer.
The pepino melon is also sodium-free. Decreasing your daily intake of sodium lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of developing illnesses related to high blood pressure, such as heart disease and kidney disease.
Pepino fruit is also beneficial to increase stamina. Herbal products from China are made from raw Pepino, now widely sold in Indonesia.
The content of vitamin C in Pepino 25 mg per 100 grams of fruit flesh, vitamin C aids in preventing oral thrush and to maintain healthy gums.
In addition to vitamin E, vitamin C is a natural antioxidant useful against free radical attack, causes premature aging, and various types of cancer.