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Cucamelon Fruits Health Benefits

Cucamelon, also known as a ‘mouse melon’ can be eaten on its own, pickled or used in salsa. It’s a Central American delicacy that’s been eaten in Mexico for centuries. 

 

Fruit’s health benefiting properties are because of their richness in vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients, anti-oxidants, which helps the body prevent or at least prolong the natural changes of aging by protecting and rejuvenating cells, tissues and organs.

 

Fruits are low in calories and fat and are a source of simple sugars, fiber, and vitamins, which are essential for optimizing our health.

 

The plant grows into beautiful vines and creates a large bounty of bite size melons that are easier to grow than regular cucumbers.

 

Even better, they are resistant to drought, happy to grow outside and pests stay away.

 

These tiny watermelon look-a-likes from Central America have been popular since Aztec times.

 

The vines produce a constant stream of fruit throughout the summer, known as Sandiita or ‘little watermelon’ in Spanish.

 

Despite their exotic origins and adorable appearance, they are much easier to grow than regular cucumbers.

 

The flavour has been described as ‘Cucumber with a bit of watermelon rind and a squeeze of lemon or lime’. This tiny treasure can match the crunch of pretzels and chips.

 

Lypocene, a carotenoid found in large quantity in melon, improves cardiac functions.

 

Beta carotene, known for its remarkable antioxidant and anti-aging properties, also keeps you young at heart and prevents age-related cardiac problems.

 

The roughage in melon and its very low energy, along with help from vitamin-C, carotenoids and potassium helps to reduce cholesterol and keep your heart safe from a variety of dangerous conditions.

 

Melons also contain phytonutrients which have very good effects on the health and proper functioning of internal organs, eyes, and the secretion system.

 

Fruits should be a part of our daily diet as it helps to prevent numerous illnesses.

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