Watermelon is one of the two fruits we produce and we dispose both to the Greek and European markets.
We cultivate it in an area of 500-600 acres. It is available in early July and ends in mid-September.
It is packed in 300-400kg BOX, 240-300kg BINS and 300, 400, 650kg wooden boxes.
Watermelon is a very popular and nutritious fruit. There are now too many varieties in shape, weight, taste, black or white spores. The watermelon is smooth on the outside with shades of green and sometimes with alternating dark and light green stripes.
A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 91% water by weight. It is also very nutritious as it has a high content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, with very few calories. Specifically, for the daily needs of an adult it provides:
- 17% in Vitamin A.
- 21% in Vitamin C
- 2% in iron
- 1% in calcium
- Minerals such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folic acid, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, lycopene and betaine.
150 grams of watermelon contains:
- Energy 43 Kcal
- 0 grams of fat
- 2 grams of sodium
- 11 grams of carbohydrate (including 9 grams of sugar)
- 1 gram of fiber
Watermelon is good for your health
The risk of developing asthma is lower in people who consume large amounts due to Vitamin C. Adequate vitamin C intake is also essential for the production and maintenance of Collagen. It also contributes to overall hydration , which is vital for healthy skin and hair.
Vitamin A keeps skin and hair hydrated and boosts the growth of all body tissues.
It reduces blood pressure in obese middle-aged adults with pre-hypertension or stage-1 hypertension and improves arterial function.
Lycopene helps protect against heart disease .
Vitamin C, as well as other antioxidant ingredients of watermelon, help fight the formation of free radicals that cause cancer . In particular, lycopene intake has been associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer .
The water that is contained in watermelon is rich in electrolytes so it helps to hydrate and effectively treat dehydration .