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Why is the galia melon so healthy?

  1. Melons are a commonly eaten fruit in the Netherlands. Not for nothing, because they are wonderfully fresh and sweet! They are therefore extremely popular, especially in the summer, but they are also a delicious seasoning in the winter. And another big advantage: they are also very healthy.

  1. Curious about the various benefits of the galia melon? We will tell you more in this blog! We also give a few tasty menu suggestions for melon lovers. Finally, in this article, we'll explain how and when to buy the best galia melons.

Nutritional value of galia melon

  1. If we look at the macronutrients, the galia melon contains mainly carbohydrates. 16 grams, to be precise, of which 14 grams are fruit sugars and 2 grams of fiber. On top of that is 1 gram of protein and no fat, which means that one galia melon provides about 60 calories. Not much for a sweet snack!

  1. Furthermore, this fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamins A, C, E and K, good for, among other things, the growth, resistance and the creation of strong muscles and bones. Minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium are also supplied by the galia melon in reasonable amounts.

Galia melon healthy

  1. This wide variety of nutrients ensures that galia melons have numerous healthy properties. For example, they contain several strong antioxidants.

  1. These substances prevent damage to your cells and thus protect you against cardiovascular disease, among other things. The risk of different types of cancer is also reduced thanks to this antioxidant protection. Potassium contributes to healthy blood pressure, and beta-carotene keeps your skin radiant and healthy.

Recipes with galia melon

  1. Melon is of course delicious to eat straight away, but much more is possible with this fruit. It is delicious, for example, to use it in a summer smoothie. With forest fruits and some yogurt, for example, you immediately have your portion of fruit for the day!

  1. You can also use melon to sweeten your meal in a healthy way. Oatmeal, for example, is delicious with melon. Finally, a classic combination is to eat galia melon with ham. Roll some cubes into strips of ham, and you will immediately get some extra protein in a delicious way.

Buy Galia melon

  1. In the Netherlands, galia melons are in the supermarket all year round. So you can also enjoy a tropical piece of fruit in winter! It is relatively easy to determine whether a galia melon is ripe: the more yellow the skin, the riper.

  1. The odor may also be an indicator. If you smell the melon, it should have a sweet scent. If not, it will have to ripen a little longer. Finally, you can check the melon by gently pressing the top. If it springs along, it means that it is ripe!

Keep Galia melon

  1. If a melon has to ripen for a while, it should be at room temperature. In that case, do not put the fruit in the refrigerator! Once the melon has been cut, it is better to keep it cool.

  1. Especially wrap the cut surface with plastic foil to prevent the pulp from drying out. Another option is to freeze the galia melon. To do this, cut a ripe melon into cubes and put it in the freezer per portion. That way you can quickly use them to make smoothies, for example!

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