10 Important Facts About Golden Melon – Benefits & Risk

As I frequently gape at the world’s various fruit species, the golden melon, also known as sweet melon or honeydew melon, has piqued my interest this time.

Important Facts About Golden Melon
Important Facts About Golden Melon

For like a month now, golden melon has become the fruit in town.

Walking through the streets of Lagos, Nigeria, around this period, there’s a good possibility you’ll come across a hawker selling golden melons or notice a fruit store selling a yellow fruit that isn’t grape. Yes, that’s golden melon fruit and it’s available now.

However, despite your encounters with golden honeydew melon, you may still be the uneducated individual that I was a few years ago, and you’re wondering what the heck this yellow ball of sweetness is that you frequently come across.

Perhaps you’re one of those people who recognize the fruit’s name but is unaware of its unique traits and significance.

Regardless of which category you fall into, if your curiosity has led you to this page, dear friend, please continue reading since every word of this article is for you!

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According to the market woman who gave me a rudimentary explanation, golden melon is similar to cucumber, watermelon, and other fruits that fall into the same category.

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What Is Golden Melon Fruit?

Golden melon is a species of melon that is yellow in color.

The golden melon is a large, bright yellow melon with a pale green to white inner flesh that has been developed into various cultivated cultivars. The golden melon, botanically known as Cucumis melo, originated in Europe and Africa before spreading to other regions of the world.

What is golden melon good for and nutritional value?

Vitamin C, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, vitamin B6, fiber, magnesium, iron, potassium, fiber, magnesium, iron, potassium, vitamin A, omega-3 & 6, and vitamin B6 are all found in abundance in golden melon.

Studies disclose that these vitamins are super vital for the healthy functioning of our body systems and fertility

How many calories are in a golden melon?

A 1-cup (177-gram) serving of honeydew melon provides (1): Calories: 64.

Is Sweet Melon good for weight loss?

Melons are low in calories and have a high water content, which makes them very weight loss friendly.

Just 1 cup (150 -160 grams) of melon, such as golden melon, honeydew, or watermelon, provides a modest 46 – 64 calories

The following is a list of ten key facts about golden melon culled from additional research:

  1. The golden melon plant, often known as sweet melon, is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family and is botanically known as Cucumis melo.
  2. This somewhat oval melon fruit has a smooth, waxy yellow rind/skin, creamy white flesh, and seeds
  3. The fruit tastes like a mix of apple, watermelon, and guava. Yea! It’s simply the whole fruit bundle, with a flavor you won’t be able to put into words.
  4. The skin is edible, similar to cucumber, but not as much as watermelon, whose skin edibility is debatable.
  5. You can dry, roast, or press the seeds to make seed oil. As a result, all parts are consumable. The seeds are also planted in order to grow the fruit
  6. It has a scent similar to the wild mango found in southwest Nigeria, known locally as “Oro,” and whose seed is used to make ogbono soup.
  7. Vitamin C, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, vitamin B6, fiber, magnesium, iron, potassium, vitamin A, and omega-3 & 6 are all found in golden melon.
  8. Because it contains roughly 90% water, it hydrates the body extremely well. It also contains potassium, which, according to current studies, helps to stimulate and regulate neuron and muscle contractions in the body by releasing signals.
  9. Because of its high vitamin B6 and Omega 3 & 6 content, the fruit helps to avoid cardiovascular disease.
  10. It also helps to reduce constipation thanks to its high dietary fiber content. It’s ideal for maintaining a healthy weight and lowering cholesterol. Golden melon can also be dried and eaten as a convenient snack at any time

Fruits and vegetables are extremely beneficial to one’s health. Despite the fact that it has become nearly impossible to live without processed foods, fruits and vegetables are essential for a healthy and long life.

As a result, if you see a fruit or vegetable that appeals to you, grab it and eat it. They are a gift from nature to help you stay healthy.

The summary of my long essay is >>>

“Never go to the market and return without a fruit or vegetable in your basket.”

Golden melon can be found in your local fruit market in Nigeria. For example, in Lagos, this fruit is quite easy to come by because it is always available during the rainy season, which is now.

If you’ve ever eaten this fruit, please describe how it tastes to your taste buds, and kindly use the comment section.

What are the benefits of golden melon?

Because of its high vitamin B6 and Omega 3 & 6 content, golden melon helps to avoid cardiovascular disease. Because of its high water content, it aids in bodily hydration and reduces the impact of ulcers on patients. It also aids in weight loss due to its low-calorie content.

Is Golden melon seed edible?

Yes, golden melon seed is edible and rich in nutrients like calcium, manganese, zinc, iron, copper, and a variety of vitamins. It’s delicious raw or roasted.

Allergies & Side Effects
  • Anti-fertility activity

Cucumis melo is a beloved plant of many Asian societies for controlling fertility, according to a study published in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. If you are trying to get pregnant, Golden melon is not for you. Golden has been linked to decreased fertility in both men and women.

  • Risk Of Missing Out on Other Essential Macronutrients

Do you enjoy melons? Great. However, make sure you keep track of your portions. If you only eat Golden melons, you may be too satisfied to eat meals high in other essential nutrients such as healthy fats and proteins. To sustain and be healthy, our bodies require a particular percentage of all nutrients.

  • Diarrhea

Because of its high water and fiber content, sweet melon is a great fruit. However, some experts believe that consuming too much of it can cause diarrhea. Sweet melon has a sugar content that is fine in moderation. However, if consumed in large amounts, it is known to cause loose stools and gas problems and not good for diabetic patients

  • Sweet melon is better avoided during pregnancy

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, sweet melon fruit should be avoided. Some foods and drinks should be avoided during pregnancy because they may increase the risk of harm to you and/or your baby.

Golden melon vs honeydew

Gold Honeydew melons are consistently sweeter than conventional honeydew melons, which is the most significant distinction. It’s difficult to tell when a regular honeydew melon is ready to eat, but the bright color of Gold Honeydew melons makes it easy to tell when the melon will be sweet and delicious.

 

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