Written by Spyros Seraphim, journalist
Melon as Cucumis melo – Î£Î¹ÎºÏ…ÏŒÏ‚ the Ï€ÎÏ€Ï‰Î½, from the ancient word “Ï€ÎÏ€Ï‰Î½” which means mature. Î ÎÏ€Ï‰Î½ the common, is the fruit of Ï€ÎµÏ€Î¿Î½Î¹Î¬Ï‚, it is a bushy annual plant, which …
it belongs to the family of cucurbits, something like cousins with the pumpkin, the Î±Î³Î³Î¿Ï…ÏÎ¹Î¬ and, yes, the ÎºÎ±ÏÏ€Î¿Ï…Î¶Î¹Î¬.
Melon as a round or ovoid, rind thick or thin, yellow or Ï€ÏÎ±ÏƒÎ¹Î½Ï‰Ï€Î¿Ï, with the peel smooth or striated, with a flavour sweet and aromatic, flesh juicy, soft or hard.
Melon as summer, since it is grown where it is hot and soil moisture, you see, the melon is a plant climber or ÎÏÏ€Î¿Î½ and lineage has been from Asia. If you plant it, you should know that you need a lot of watering and will have to wait about 3 months. But beware: The melon is a plant ÎµÏ€Î¹Ï€Î¿Î»Î±Î¹ÏŒÏÏÎ¹Î¶Î¿ and this does not mean that she comes home every night with a different man or abandons the family. Merely, around the there a lot of weeds, and to remove it needs attention because it can destroy the plant itself. I’m speaking from experience…
According to wikipedia (worship) there are many cultivated varieties Ï€ÎµÏ€Î¿Î½Î¹Î¬Ï‚, concentrated in 7 main groups:
ÎšÎ±ÏƒÎ¬Î¼Ï€Î± or winter. Produces large fruits of moderate flavour and the name “winter” was given because the melons ripen very slowly – ok, it’s not Jack Daniels.
Covered. Produces small-sized delicious melons, with orange-coloured flesh. To this group belong the Î¼Î¿ÏƒÏ‡Î¿Ï€ÎÏ€Î¿Î½Î±.
Cantaloupe. The origin of the Ï€ÎµÏ€Î¿Î½Î¹Î¬Ï‚ this is from the Italian region ÎšÎ±Î½Ï„Î±Î»Î¿ÏÏ€Î¿. Grown, basically, in greenhouses.
Versatile. The fruit of Ï€ÎµÏ€Î¿Î½Î¹Î¬Ï‚ this is reminiscent of that of the cucumber, and you can make compotes and jams.
The group Î§Î¯Ï„Î¿ make melons that look like lemons and is grown in various regions of Asia. The taste is sweet and the flesh is whitish.
ÎÏ„Î¿ÏÎ½Ï„Î±Î»Î¼. The fruits are the size of an orange, but not eaten. It is an ornamental plant!
Î›Î¿Ï…Ï„Î¯Ï†Î¹Î±. Because they have a neutral taste, it’s better to make marmalades and compotes, as long as you add sugar.
China has the largest production of melons in the world. Followed by Spain, Turkey, Israel and The us.E.A. In our country the largest crops are in the Peloponnese and in Crete, while the total cultivated of 65,000 acres, and our annual output reaches 20,000 tons. We have several varieties of Ï€ÎµÏ€Î¿Î½Î¹Î¬Ï‚: “bananas”, “Î±ÏÎ³ÎµÎ¯Ï„Î¹ÎºÎµÏ‚”, “hanging in the middle of winter” of the Peloponnese and the… “rabbits”, with the yellowish-white flesh.
If you eat 100 gr. melon, will hire 21 calories, according to others, dietitians 34. The same amount you’ll get 5 grams. carbohydrates and 94,2 g. water, 0,9 gr. fiber, vitamin A and C, with 547mg potassium. The melon is one of the best foods fat burning and is an ally in the fight against cellulite, while it reduces the blood pressure and cholesterol, protecting against several types of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Provided, of course, to eat alone, not with a sausage of a type of prosciutto or cheese.
If you see in your sleep melon, the dream theory claiming that presage unpleasant events. If you’re married you’ll cheat on your husband, if you’re free you will become pregnant, while if you’re a man and you see that you eat a melon, I’ll come a sadness. What can I say, I don’t know that. It is certain that the melon is especially hard to swallow. “Whoever has the knife and the melon,” says the Î¸Ï…Î¼ÏŒÏƒÎ¿Ï†Î¿Ï‚ people, but that doesn’t mean that you have -because you have the knife series “Ninjas”- to eat a flatbed truck melons.
With a friend of mine the other day, we were sitting on the porch of my house. “What was the reason you broke up with her?” I asked him. “I did the heavy melon”, I responded â€“ and we ate another bowl of cantaloupe, bass and sweeten it…
Written by Spyros Seraphim, journalist