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Calorie Count In Watermelons And Mini Watermelons

Watermelons are the perfect fruit to beat the heat! They are sweet and juicy, and great to quench your thirst, but they are also high in nutrients and antioxidants which help you fight off various diseases. 100 grams of watermelon contains about 30 calories, of which 1 calorie is from fat. One cup of diced watermelons weighs about 150 grams and contains approximately 46 calories. The most fun way to eat a watermelon, undeniably, is by cutting it into a wedge that you can bite into.
A wedge could weigh about 250 to 280 grams and contains about 75 to 85 calories.

Watermelons are a great source of vitamins A and C, and contain a lot of potassium. They are also low in cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fats. If there is anything you should be aware of, it is that most of the calories in watermelons come from sugar. It also contains carotenoids, namely beta-carotene, lycopene, and others.

Watermelons help in controlling your blood pressure and work to keep your heart healthy, thereby preventing strokes. In older people, it helps to stop bone loss, age-related muscular degeneration, vision loss erectile dysfunction, and also reduces the risk of kidney stones. Since they are rich in vitamins which neutralize free radicals, watermelons reduce the risk of colon cancer, asthma, and heart disease. They also help those with arthritis symptoms. The carotenoids work against oral and prostate cancer.

Watermelons give a quick boost of energy and can cause energy levels to surge. This is because they are rich in vitamin B. That’s why you feel so good after eating a slice of watermelon. They contain more water than most fruits, and therefore, they deliver more nutrients per calorie.

While watermelons are best eaten the old fashioned way, there are plenty of other ways to eat it. You can dice the pieces and serve them as a salad with lime and pepper, or make it juice and add a dash of salt, pepper, and lime juice. You can freeze the juice into cubes to make tasty watermelon ice-cubes. The best way to eat it is to cool the melon, cut it lengthwise, then cut it further into wedges that you can dig into; it is messy, but also a fun and healthy snack to eat. Even the seeds of watermelon can be eaten. After they are dried, many people munch on them as a snack. They are excellent sources of protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, and iron.

Submitted on January 16, 2014