Melon is any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae with edible, fleshy fruit (like gourds or cucurbits). The word “melon” can refer to either the plant or specifically to the fruit.
One such melon is Galia melon, they provide beta carotene, linked with cancer prevention particularly lung cancer and reduction in the risk of heart disease.
Beta carotene is converted by the body into vitamin A, a vitamin that is known to prevent night blindness, needed for growth and cell development, maintains healthy skin, hair, and nails as well as gums, glands, bones, teeth and may prevent lung cancer.
They also provide vitamin C, a vitamin that strengthens blood vessel walls, promotes wound healing, promotes iron absorption, helps prevent atherosclerosis, protects against cell damage by free radicals, may reduce risk of certain cancers, heart attacks, strokes, and other diseases. Galia melons are commonly called “dessert melons” and they do have a very sweet, delicate flavour.
They are an excellent source of potassium. One serving of galia melon will give you almost half of the vitamin C you need for one day. The nutritional value of fruit, like galia melon, makes it an excellent choice for both weight control and general health.
Fruit contains energy-giving fructose (low on the glycemic index), several essential vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, plus dietary fiber for better health, digestion and blood glucose control.
Internally, flesh colour ranges from orange-yellow to salmon, has soft consistency and juicy texture with a sweet, musky aroma that emanates best in the completely ripe fruits.
Melons feature round or oblong shape, measure 4.5- 6.5 inches in diameter and weigh 450 – 850 gm. Fresh galia melon should be eaten as it is without any additions in order to experience its delicious, natural taste.
Melon fruit contains a lot of water (about 95% of the fruit) also rich in vitamins and minerals, so it has many benefits for our health.
Melon has a very good diuretic power so that it can help cure kidney disease and severe diseases and acute eczema.
If combined with lemon, then a melon can cure gout. It is a good idea to consume melons regularly once a day in the morning.