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The biggest berry in the world

The biggest berry on the planet is, of course, a watermelon. His homeland is South Africa. However, today watermelons are grown in 96 countries. In Russia, initially they were considered an overseas delicacy and prepared in a special way. The first thing they cleaned, cut into slices and soaked for a long time. Then they were brewed with spices and pepper. Thus, its original taste and most of the beneficial substances were lost.

The biggest berry can reach 120 kilograms of weight. Such a record set the watermelon variety of Carolina-Cross.

In addition, that these huge berries are very tasty, they are also useful. They contain pectins, carbohydrates, vitamins, salts of phosphorus, iron and zinc. Doctors recommend using them in diseases of the kidneys, gall bladder, liver, anemia. Contained in watermelon in large quantities of fiber normalizes the work of the intestines and greatly improves digestion.

The pulp of watermelon contains many easily digestible sugars and the most delicate dietary fiber. This helps to remove cholesterol from the body. The biggest berry consists of 92 percent of water. Regular use of this fluid helps to get rid of hypertension, atherosclerosis, gout, rheumatism, arthritis.

Watermelon pulp is full of antioxidants and lycopene. These substances protect a person from heart and prostate diseases. In addition, they have a beneficial effect on the skin.

This miracle-berry has unique properties. Her juice is an excellent remedy for headaches and migraines. In this case, it should be drunk in small sips. Pain quickly and permanently retreats. Watermelon flesh is used for skin care. For this purpose, folded several times the gauze is impregnated with watermelon juice and pulp and applied to the face.

As a rule, the frozen berry of any sorts is well kept, practically not losing its taste qualities and usefulness. However, watermelon should not be stored in this way. If you want to taste the New Year of this juicy berry, then do the following. In autumn, buy the fruit (about 4 kilograms). Wash and wipe dry. Put it in the net and hang it in a dark, cold place. It is very important that the watermelon does not come into contact with anything.

The biggest berry can be a mystery to an inexperienced buyer. Buying a single-piece watermelon, you can buy a poor-quality or unripe product. Here are a few rules that will help you understand the quality and buy what you need:

  • Try to choose a fruit of medium size. It should not be too large or, conversely, small;
  • The stain on the side on which the fruit was lying should be yellow;
  • The ripe watermelon has a shiny and hard crust. Try to pierce it with your fingernail. If this is easy for you, it means that the watermelon is unripe;
  • Rub the crust, and then smell it. If it smells of freshly cut grass, the watermelon is not yet ripe;
  • If possible, throw the watermelon into the water. If it pops up - you can safely buy - a ripe watermelon.

To date, the world has about 1200 varieties of watermelons. In Israel, cultivated fruits without pits. They are very popular in Canada and the United States.

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