How to cut a Watermelon

Time15 Min

A delicious and refreshing snack, the watermelon has always been a favourite, especially when the sun scorches. Picture a watermelon and it is sure to cool you down a bit! Watermelon benefits are countless, only giving us extra excuses to relish this wonderful fruit. Did you know that watermelons used to be placed in the burial tombs of Egyptian kings to “nourish them in their afterlife”? Waterm ... elon nutrition is this well-known! The ancestor of the modern watermelon is a tough, drought-tolerant plant growing in the Kalahari Desert treasured for its water-storing abilities by tribes. The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred over 5000 years ago in Egypt and has been depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphs. Watermelons were brought to countries by merchant ships that travelled along the Mediterranean Sea. By the 10th century, watermelons had reached China, which is now its largest producer. Watermelon calories are 46 per cup, it does not have as much fibre as other fruits do as it is mostly water. However, there comes this benefit - its fat content is low, so how many ever watermelons you have, you don’t need to worry about the extra pounds. So much better than even low-sugar fruits like berries! Which vitamins in watermelon make it so good for you? ● Vitamin C: helps prevent cell damage ● Vitamin A (carotenoids): the eyes! Vitamin A also powers a healthy immune system, supports bone health and reduces your risk of acne ● Cucurbitacin E: has anti-tumour properties and anti-inflammation, antimicrobial, and anti-diabetic effects.


Fruits & Vegetables

Water Melon

Water Melon

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Prepare a chopping board and a sharp knife. Wash the rind of watermelon. place it on the chopping board. Slice the top and bottom of the watermelon.
Holding the watermelon horizontally, slice the watermelon into half.
Slices :- quarter the watermelon, slice it into wedges 1-2 inch thick. and serve
Cubes :- cut the watermelon into half, stand the watermelon upright on one of the flat ends, run a sharp knife along the inside of the rind, turning the watermelon after each cut to remove all the rind.
Cut the peeled watermelon into quarters and slice into wedges or cubes.
Facts about the Watermelon that will endear it to you more:
1. Watermelon contains compounds that combat cancer: Watermelon compounds help reduce cancer risk by lowering the insulin-like growth factor (IGF), a protein involved in cell division (high IGF levels are linked to cancer). 2. Lycopene, which imbibes the deep red color to the watermelon (a two-cup serving of watermelon contains about 20 mg of lycopene) exhibits chemopreventive properties and has found to be useful in the treatment of the HPV (human papillomavirus) infection. 3. Citrulline (an amino acid) in watermelons soothes your muscles after a heavy workout. It is also related to arginine, the amino acid which maintains healthy blood pressure. 4. Drinking watermelon juice helps your muscles receive more oxygen, therefore boosting muscle recovery. 5. Watermelon prevents asthma: The antioxidants present have found to reduce asthma flare-ups in kids Learn how to cut a watermelon easily from our video and enjoy this delicious fruit!


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