Yellow watermelon: history and properties of the overseas guest
Every year more and more exotic vegetables, berries, fruits and other desirable overseas dishes appear on the domestic stalls. Among them is a yellow watermelon, a juicy fruit with the skin peculiar to ordinary people and amazing bright flesh color of the sun. Where did it come from, how is it used and what does it have? If you do not know the answers to all these questions, the following information will certainly be very useful for you.
Amazing fruit today is cultivated in many countries around the world. Its main supplier in the summer season is Spain, where watermelon with round yellow flesh is grown. In winter, Thailand, which originally became the birthplace of this plant, is entering the front line. Here they grow and send for sale oval fruits, which are considered classic.
Among other things, such states as China, Syria, Egypt, Greece and even Russia can boast a golden miracle.In our country, yellow watermelons are grown in the Astrakhan region and in the Kuban ("lunar" variety, which has an extremely sweet taste). Their distinctive features are precociousness, leathery loose crust and tender flesh. Unfortunately, the fetus is difficult to transport.
Similar fruits appeared as a result of the crossing of wild watermelon with yellow flesh and the usual red. For the standard, it is customary to take the Thai berry, which has a dark color with moderately pronounced stripes and pale lemon-colored pulp. By the way, there is another very interesting look - a watermelon with a yellow peel and red contents.
A popular misconception is the belief that a relative of the yellow miracle was a melon or pumpkin. Of course, hybrids with these cultures have a place, but they have no relationship to the described berry.
Watermelon, yellow inside and green outside, is in demand in many countries around the world. The following interesting facts will help you get to know him and his story a little closer:
- The popularity of the fruit is especially high in the east, because its bright yellow color is considered to be a symbol of wealth and prosperity, so to eat this kind of food is a great sign.
- In Russia, such watermelons are quite expensive, an average of 1 kilogram will cost anyone willing to feast on 350 rubles. given that each berry has a solid weight, the costs will be appropriate.
- It is believed that there are almost no stones in the fruit, but this is a bit wrong. Bones in such varieties mature more slowly and are often immature, whitish. In this case, it is fair to note that they are really smaller.
What is useful yellow watermelon? It can be easily attributed to the category of dietary products and include in the diet of those who like to sit on a diet. 100 grams of ripe, juicy flesh contains no more than 38 calories.
In addition, there are no fats and cholesterol in the fruits, and the pleasant sweetness is due to the presence of glucose. The watery structure provides excellent cleansing of the body by increasing the internal circulation of fluid, which, in turn, leads to the conclusion of accumulated toxins and toxins, reducing edema, and therefore a slight weight loss due to the removal of excess water.
Unique composition and properties
But what is really rich in berry is vitamins A, group B and ascorbic acid (vitamin C).In addition, it contains iron and potassium, glucose, magnesium and sodium, as well as carotenoids, necessary for the normal flow of intercellular metabolism.
The yellow watermelon has a pleasant, but not as sweet and pronounced taste as that of its red fellow. Its regular use in the most favorable way affects the heart and blood vessels, the gastrointestinal tract and the whole body.
Choosing a tasty fruit
How to choose a good yellow watermelon? This process is quite easy and does not require special knowledge. Distinctive features of a good fruit are the following signs:
- Small size (up to 5 kilograms).
- Shiny glossy peel.
- The presence of crunch when knocking.
- Peel compliance when pressed.