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Health Benefits - Vitamins and Minerals in Watermelon

This delicious summer treat is one of the best foods for heart health and contains important nutrients that help the body function properly.  In addition to the medical benefits of watermelon, this fruit also contains a high amount of water, making it easier to get plenty of water to help the body stay in top condition.

Health Benefits of Watermelon
  • Rich in electrolytes and water content, melons are nature’s gift to beat tropical summer thirst.
  • Watermelons are very low in calories (just 30 cal per 100 g) and fats yet very rich source of numerous health promoting phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants that are essential for optimum health.
  • Watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamin-A, which is a powerful natural anti-oxidant. It is essential for vision and immunity. Vitamin-A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A is known to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Watermelon fruit is a good source of potassium; Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus offers protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases.
    • One medium wedge (slice) of watermelon (about 2 cups edible portion) contains  1.1 grams of dietary fiber.
    Proteins  -  1.74 grams

    Calories  - 

    Nutrition In Watermelon

    Minerals Contained
    •  Potassium - 320 mg
    • Phosphorus - 31 mg
    • Magnesium - 29 mg
    • Calcium - 20 mg
    • Sodium - 3 mg
    • Iron - 0.69 mg
    • Selenium 1.1 mcg
    • Manganese - 0.109 mg
    • Copper - 0.12 mg
    • Zinc - 0.29 mg
    • Also contains small amounts of other minerals.
    Vitamins Contains
    • Vitamin A - 1627 IU
    • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.094 mg
    • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.06 mg
    • Niacin - 0.509 mg
    • Folate - 9 mcg
    • Pantothenic Acid - 0.632 mg
    • Vitamin B6 - 0.129 mg
    • Vitamin C - 23.2 mg
    • Vitamin E - 0.14 mg
    • Vitamin K - 0.3 mcg
    • Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.


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