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How to quickly recognize a ripe and sweet melon, the trick

Melon is a delicious and versatile summer fruit, perfect to enjoy during the warmer months. Besides being an ideal choice for a snack or breakfast, it can be used to prepare tasty light salads, perhaps combined with salmon or other ingredients.

Currently, the main producers of melons are in Turkey, Egypt and Iran. This fruit is rich in carotenoids, which stimulate melanin production, and is also a source of flavonoids, hyaluronic acid, vitamin B and vitamin C.

The melon season runs from May to September, offering ample availability during the summer months. Besides its refreshing flavour, melon is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Regular consumption of melon has been associated with a lower risk of developing various diseases, thanks to its ability to keep blood sugar levels stable and counteract cellular oxidation.

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Melon: a versatile option for the summer
Melon is a delicious and versatile summer fruit, perfect to enjoy during the warmer months. Besides being an ideal choice for a snack or breakfast, it can be used to prepare tasty light salads, perhaps combined with salmon or other ingredients.
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Major melon producers in the world
Currently, the main producers of melons are in Turkey, Egypt and Iran. This fruit is rich in carotenoids, which stimulate melanin production, and is also a source of flavonoids, hyaluronic acid, vitamin B and vitamin C.
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Melon season and its health benefits
The melon season runs from May to September, offering ample availability during the summer months. Besides its refreshing flavour, melon is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Regular consumption of melon has been associated with a lower risk of developing various diseases, thanks to its ability to keep blood sugar levels stable and counteract cellular oxidation.
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Digestive and diuretic benefits of ripe melon
Melon is not only easily digestible, but also promotes intestinal mobility, making it an excellent choice in cases of constipation. There are different varieties of melon, each of which offers specific benefits for the body. Melons are rich in water and have a draining and diuretic activity.
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Simple tricks for spotting a ripe melon
To enjoy melon at its best, it is important to make sure that it is ripe enough. Otherwise, it may be indigestible, have a hard texture and an unpleasant taste. There are a few tricks for identifying a ripe melon quite easily. If you look closely, you can see that the green stripes on the melon will be intense when it is ripe.
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The characteristics of ripe melons: intense colour, optimum texture and sweet flavour
Another method known as the 'pressure test' consists of taking the melon in your hands and pressing lightly on the outside of the stalk. If the peel gives slightly, this means that the melon is ripe. When the melon is ripe, its inside will have an intense colour, optimum texture and a sweet flavour.
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