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Food and biological value of watermelons

«All the same huge watermelons that Astrakhan unusual varieties, and not contrasting stripes and fuzzy, murky - this is a sign that the watermelon gained weight of water, but not ripe."Food and biological value of watermelon - the theme of publication.

If you're not ready to go to the melon, it will have to find your watermelon among giants.If all berries are large, the most ripe can not be less than the others.In addition to the traditional contrast strips is considered a sign of ripeness dry shiny crust.Well, if it has a dry, "wrinkles".But if a watermelon is coated with a waxy coating, as it were, and easily pierce the skin with a fingernail, it is not exactly ripe.If you think a watermelon ripe, you can really squeeze it in strong arms.The idea is ripe is to snap.But because of the long journey the flesh slightly broken, and the test can not pass even the ripest instance.But even in large stores and even in markets watermelons and contain less hazardous substances, but they look exactly the same: t

hey are huge and almost all - unripe.Where are all the numerous Soviet watermelon variety with a thin crust and a bright red sweet pulp, which is now replaced by the huge and equally savory Skorospelka unclear.A couple of years ago, Astrakhan even registered in Rospatent "Astrakhan watermelons" and to protect the local brand promise glue on each watermelon holographic security label.But Moscow to Astrakhan watermelons, small and brightly colored or labels or without labels do not reach.The fact that watermelon collected before they are strenuously fed fertilizers containing nitrates, everyone knows.But while watermelons, appeared on the market a month ahead of time, too, buy everything.At a rate of nitrate content in watermelon at 60 mg / kg may be exceeded and 120 mg / kg, or even 600 mg / kg.Watermelons are sold in shops and markets, are subject to laboratory tests.This ensures at least that the nitrates no longer at times, and at least you do not poison.But watermelons with street stalls nobody controls.The good old way to determine how "nitrate" watermelon you bought - to cut a slice of flesh and put it in a glass of clean water.If the water turned pink, too much nitrate.This seems to be a simple way has significant flaws.First, to expose a watermelon this analysis, it is necessary to buy and bring home.Second, the results will have to wait a long time - at least an hour, during which time you probably already eat half a watermelon.Finally, the water turns pink, only if excess nitrate content significantly.

watermelon salad with feta cheese

The flesh of watermelon, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, white pepper.

Preparation:

Flesh watermelon cut into large cubes.The same cut into cubes of cheese pulp.Mix.Feta cheese should be about two times less than watermelon.Dress the salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, season with salt and white pepper.Before serving, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

Watermelon balls with yogurt and mint

watermelon, fresh mint, yogurt, lemon juice, honey.

Preparation:

A special round spoon to cut the balls of watermelon flesh.Mix the yogurt with honey and lemon juice.Pour this sauce watermelon balls.When submitting decorate the leaves fresh mint.