Muskmelon: Can a Diabetes Patient eat?
Top 10 Benefits of Muskmelon:
We all love to have melons, especially during summertime. Their unique taste and high water content make them special.
What is a melon?
The melon is an annual, trailing herb that grows well in subtropical or warm climates. Melons prefer warm, well-fertilized soil with good drainage that is rich in nutrients.
Did you know, out of all melons, muskmelons are known as diabetes-friendly.
Diabetics through recommended avoiding watermelons due to high sugars are allowed to have muskmelon in appropriate quantity due to their diabetes-friendly benefits.
Muskmelons are also known as sweet melon, kharbujam, and cantaloupe are botanically known as Cucumis melo and a member of the Cucurbitaceae family.
The exact origin of Muskmelon is unknown, though many experts believe it to be native to South and East Africa.
There are approximately 10 different commercial varieties of Muskmelon grown in India today such as Kharbuj, Kharbooj, and Karbuja.
In India, Muskmelons can be found growing in a variety of different regions such as Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Safeda, Andhra Pradesh, Lucknow, and Uttar Pradesh.
Muskmelons are nutrient-dense and provide a wide variety of important vitamins and minerals.
One cup (156 grams) of diced muskmelon contains the following nutrients·
- Calories: 53
- Carbs: 13 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Protein: 1 gram
- Vitamin C: 64% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Vitamin A: 29% of the RDI
- Potassium: 9% of the RDI
- Folate: 8% of the RDI
- Niacin: 7% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 7% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 5% of the RDI
- Thiamine: 5% of the RDI
- Vitamin K: 3% of the RDI
Having muskmelon can provide you several benefits. Here is a list of top 10 benefits -
- Powerhouse of nutrients
- Help control blood pressure
- Help in weight loss
- They are cholesterol-free
- Boost immunity
- Treats oral ulcers
- Relieve constipation
- Can help to quit smoking
- Help to prevent heart disease
- Helps during pregnancy
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