Have a melon-licious day: Come summer, demand for juicy fruit soars in Hyderabad

All portions of this fruit, including the flesh, peel, and seeds, provide health advantages when used or consumed properly

By Anoushka Caroline Williams  Published on  12 May 2023 5:00 AM GMT
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Hyderabad: Come summer, demand for juicy muskmelon increases in Hyderabad. Demand for other fruits too has surged in the city. Due to the large influx of Muskmelon from various districts and neighboring Andhra Pradesh, the price of this fruit—generally regarded as the best summer fruit—has plummeted in the city.

Muskmelon is also referred to as ‘sweet melon’ and got its name from its strong musky smell. A fruit with a seductive sweetness and nice scent, it is yellow in hue. Because of their high water content and summertime abundance, they are both hydrating and cooling.

“We love to eat summer fruit, yet we are unaware of its potential advantages. You'll be glad to learn that it is not only a fantastically cooling summertime evening snack, but it is also a fantastic nutritious source” as quoted by a nutritionist.

All portions of this fruit, including the flesh, peel, and seeds, provide health advantages when used or consumed properly.

According to state Horticulture officials, out of 14 fruits produced in the state, eight including muskmelons were produced in surplus quantities this year.

Nutritional Information

The strong nutritional content of this sweet melon, which is essential for optimal bodily functioning, is the cause of its many health advantages.

What's in 100 grams of muskmelon?

34 calories

Nutritional fiber: 0.9 grams

Protein is 0.84 grams

0.19 grams of fat.

8.6 grams of carbohydrates

10 Health Benefits of Muskmelon

An efficient digestive system

Due to its high water and fiber content, muskmelons are an excellent natural remedy for those who have indigestion, constipation, and other digestive problems.

This fruit's fiber content aids in maintaining regular bowel motions and has a soothing and cooling impact on the stomach. Fibre makes stools more voluminous and prevents hunger cravings. Additionally, its high vitamin C concentration aids in the treatment of stomach ulcers.

Aids in controlling blood pressure

Muskmelon is advised for consumption by those with high blood pressure because it contains potassium, which counteracts the negative effects of sodium and relaxes blood vessels, promoting blood flow. Potassium works as a vasodilator to control blood pressure and keep it from rising over a healthy threshold.

Superoxide dismutase, which calms the nerves and lowers blood pressure, is abundant in musk melons as well.

Encourages Hair Growth

This fruit's vitamin A concentration can do wonders for your hair. The production of sebum, an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands that aid in maintaining good hair, is known to be stimulated by vitamin A. Musk melon has a lot of citrullines, which is believed to improve blood flow, particularly to the scalp.

Additionally, physically massaging its pulp into your scalp helps improve hair health and promote the growth of long, luscious hair. A mineral called inositol, which is abundant in musk melons, conditions hair and stops hair loss.

Promote eye and visual health

Three powerful antioxidants renowned for promoting eye health are found in the sweet melon: beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, and lutein. The vibrant hue of muskmelon is due to beta-carotene. Health professionals assert that beta-carotene is a remedy for age-related vision issues and is necessary for healthy eye function and clear eyesight. So, if you want healthy eyes, include this fruit in your diet.

According to research, consistently ingesting foods like muskmelon, which are high in these antioxidants as well as vitamins A and C, promotes good eye function and clear vision. Night blindness, cataracts, and xerophthalmia are among the eye conditions that vitamin A is known to guard against.

Boosts Immunity

Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that boosts immunity, is abundant in muskmelons. Additionally, it has phytochemicals, beta-carotene, and vitamin A that support the health of your digestive system. Your immune system and gut health are tightly related, and the beneficial bacteria in your gut support healthy bodily operations. Furthermore, vitamin C aids in promoting the development of defense-enhancing white blood cells that assist eliminate a variety of harmful germs including viruses, bacteria, and other poisons that might infect your body and spread diseases like cancer.

Beautiful looking skin

The fact that sweet melon is wonderful for your skin is one of its many noteworthy advantages. To begin with, the antioxidants in it aid in clearing out skin pollutants. It also contains plenty of skin-friendly collagen, a protein that keeps the skin tissues firm and elastic and prevents them from wilting. Muskmelon helps keep your skin's natural radiance since it contains a lot of vitamin C.

According to experts, musk melon's high folic acid content promotes skin cell regeneration, giving you skin that looks young and healthy. Wrinkles and fine lines are avoided by folic acid.

This melon's beauty lies in the fact that no portion is wasted. While the meat may be consumed or juiced from it, the seeds, pulp, and skin can be ground into a paste and applied to the body. It is one of the most affordable and effective treatments to treat skin problems like eczema. Musk melon mask has demonstrated its efficacy in removing freckles and small burn scars.

Aids in reducing stress

Being high in potassium, muskmelon is regarded as a stress-relieving fruit that may make you feel calmer and more focused.

This fruit contains potassium, which can help maintain a regular pulse and encourage the flow of oxygen to the brain. This keeps your mind in a relaxed and concentrated state. Because muskmelon contains superoxide dismutase, it lowers blood pressure, which reduces anxiety.

Alleviates arthritis

Inflamed knee and leg joints brought on by arthritis can be excruciatingly painful. Daily chores like walking, standing, sitting, etc. become more difficult. The anti-inflammatory qualities of muskmelons can aid in the reduction of arthritic pain.

Highly anti-inflammatory foods are advised for rheumatoid arthritis patients to consume. Consuming this fruit might lessen inflammation by lowering oxidative stress in your bones and joints.

According to several studies, eating muskmelon regularly may help you manage inflammatory conditions and bone-related problems including osteoporosis.

Treats tooth pain

One of the sweet melon's unexpected advantages is that it helps treat dental problems like toothaches.

To relieve tooth discomfort, dentists recommend eating raw muskmelon or washing your mouth with a solution produced from the fruit's skin.

You may also prepare your mouthwash at home with muskmelon. Take a couple of the skin's peels, add water, and boil them until they are soft. After the mixture has cooled, strain it. Use it within a day or two after storing it in the refrigerator.

Good for the lungs

Your body loses vitamin A over time for a variety of reasons, such as smoking, pollution, eating toxins, consuming tainted foods, etc. Your lungs weaken day by day as a result of all of this. Muskmelon supplies vitamin A to your body regularly.

Studies show that vitamin A rejuvenates the lungs, improving your ability to breathe deeply and comfortably. Passive smokers and children with respiratory problems will notably benefit from this. You can get rid of lung congestion thanks to the nutrients and minerals in this fruit.

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