[How to judge the ripeness of melon]_How to judge_Judgement method
Melon is a very popular melon and a melon that many people like to eat.
Of course, whether it is melon or other types of melon, you must wait for it to be ripe before it tastes good. After all, the ripe melon tastes sweeter, so before buying or collecting melon, understand the melon is ripe.The judgment method is important.
Below, I will introduce the relevant knowledge of melon in detail for everyone.
First, what is melon? Melon is a thornless cultivar of young fruits in the genus Cucurbitaceae (Cucurbitaceae), an annual vine herb.
Scientific name Cucumis melo L.
, Alias melon, fruit melon, cantaloupe.
The number of chromosomes is 2n = 2x = 24.
The fruit is sweet or sweet, the flavor is divided into 90-93g, pigment 9 per 100g of flesh.
8g, Vitamin C29-39mg, also contains a small amount of protein, traces, minerals and other vitamins.
Fresh fruit is the main food, and dried melon, candied fruit, melon juice, melon sauce and pickled products can also be produced.
China, the Soviet Union, Spain, the United States, Iran, Italy, Japan and other countries are generally planted, with China having the highest yield.
Second, how to identify the ripeness of melon first, calculate the number of days of fruit development.
According to the characteristics of various melon varieties to ensure that the fruit fully matures, such as early ripe Elizabeth takes about 40 days, medium-ripe white melon about 50 days, late-maturing varieties 80-90 days.
Second, observe the appearance characteristics of the fruit.
Those that are bright in color and can fully express the inherent characteristics of their diversity signify maturity. The yellow-skinned variety will not change color until the fruit is fully mature, so it is easy to identify. Varieties with netting can also be identified.When it hardens, the mark is mature.
Third, use your fingers to lightly press the fruit surface near the end of the umbilicus, and the person who starts to soften is ripe melon. This method is more accurate for soft meat varieties.
Fourth, sniff the umbilical part of the fruit with a nose. Those who have the strong aroma unique to this variety are ripe melon, and unripe raw melon does not emit aroma.
Fifth, some varieties, such as yellow eggs, are separated from the fruit stalk and naturally shifted when the fruit matures, which is called “melon stalk”.
But not all breeds have this characteristic.
Third, the nutritional value of melon1.
Melon contains a lot of lipids, citric acid, etc., and is plentiful in water, which can relieve summer heat and refresh heat, refreshing and quenching thirst, and removing annoyance; 2.
2. Invertase in melon can convert insoluble protein into soluble protein, which can help kidney patients absorb nutrients; 3.
Cucurbitin B in melon can protect the liver and reduce chronic liver damage; 4.
Modern research has found that melon seeds have the functions of killing tapeworms and filariasis; 5.
Melon is rich in nutrients and can supplement the energy and nutrients needed by the body.