• General Description:

The seeds of melon fruit are usually black, brown or white with a white pulp.

  • Production:
  • Maturation and harvest:
  • Food value:

-Rich in manganesium,100 grams of melon pulp contains about 139% of man’s daily needs of magnesium.

– Each 100 grams of watermelon contain about 600 calories, most of which come from fats and other proteins and carbohydrates

-Full of some important amino acids such as: Lysine, -Tryptophan

– Free of cholesterol.

-Protein 37.4%

-Oil content 50-51%

-contains vitamin B complex compounds

  • Its Medical importance:

– Contains amino acids necessary for some vital processes of the body such as:

– Plays a role in increasing serotonin levels in the body and increases mood. (Tryptophan).

– Maintains the youth of the skin (Lysine which is important for absorption of calcium and collagen formation).

-Helps in heart functions(magnesium).

– Also rich in elements such as phosphorus,zinc,iron and copper

– Essential for the health of nervous system,digestive and skin health as well (vitamin B).

  • Uses:

-It uses as a light snack for cooking after it has been roasted.

– Used in the kitchen in general as it is added to the authorities of various kinds.

– Enter recipes for the treatment of aesthetic and health problems.