What are the benefits of Watermelon?
As its name suggests, watermelon is made up of a lot of water. In fact, 92% is water, but that extra 8 % is so high in vitamin C, vitamin A and other healthy plant compounds that many reckon it deserves superfruit status. And whilst it is crammed with goodness, the watermelon is also one of the lowest in calories, with just 46 calories per cup.
Why is Watermelon a superfood?
Watermelon health benefits are plentiful thanks to the many antioxidants it contains such as vitamin C, carotenoids, lycopene and cucurbitacin E, all of which help to reduce the risk of getting cancer. They also help to improve heart health and delay the onset and progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Other watermelon benefits include the effects of an amino acid called citrulline, which can reduce muscle soreness. Citrulline is also thought to have a positive effect on exercise endurance and performance.
What’s more, watermelon contains a high proportion of vitamins A and C which are known to help maintain healthy skin and hair.
Which Chilli No. 5 chilli sauce contains Watermelon?
Watermelon is one of the integral ingredients of our Fiery Gazpacho sauces.