Black Melon or “Piel de sapo”, Toad Skin

Melón Negro o Piel de Sapo Agroponiente

When your immune defences are weak, try this pretty sweet melon

At Agroponiente, we grow the famous ‘Piel de Sapo melon. Our expert in cutting harvest this variety to achieve its high sweetness, calculated based on the so-called Brix degrees. This fruit has a minimum of 12 Brix degrees, which means it has a high sugar content, even more than other varieties of melon.

The Piel de Sapo melon stands out for being rich in vitamin C. This antioxidant vitamin helps your body heal from and fight off infections. In addition, it is known to be high in water and potassium, which makes it an ideal fruit to eat to keep healthy blood pressure levels. We also highlight the presence of phosphorus, an essential mineral primarily used for the growth and repair of body cells. So, now you know, the Piel de Sapo melon will provide you with the daily amount of phosphorus your body needs.

Season

  • JAN: no
  • FEB: no
  • MAR: no
  • APR: sí
  • MAY: sí
  • JUN: sí
  • JUL: sí
  • AUG: no
  • SEP: no
  • OCT: no
  • NOV: no
  • DEC: no

Melon is more than just its delicious flavour

We all like to enjoy a sweet and refreshing slice of melon, but apart from being delicious, it has many health benefits.

Thanks to its high potassium content, melon contribute to the proper functioning of the nervous and muscular system. So we are talking about a fruit that takes care of our body and mind! It also has high levels of vitamin C, which keep our bones, teeth, and skin in good condition. And if that weren’t enough, it strengthens the immune system by promoting the formation of antibodies.

Another secret about melons is that despite having a rich and unique sweet flavour, it’s a great fruit to include in our diet. This is because it has high water content, low in calories, and has a great satisfying effect, making it one of the best fruits to lose weight with.

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