WATERMELON SOUP

7 Jun

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Have you ever tired cold soups with fruits ???. If not, you are missing out some very very delicious …..tastes.
Cold and warm fruit soups are common in Scandinavian, Baltic, Middle, and Eastern European cuisines (e.g. nyponsoppa, blåbärssoppa, kissel, hideg meggyleves).
Cold soups are a particular variation on the traditional soup, wherein the temperature when served is kept at or below room temperature. They may be sweet or savory. In summer, sweet cold soups can form part of a dessert.

WATERMELON COLD SOUP

Ingredients: – 

  • 4 cups seeded watermelon cubes
  • 1cup apple juice
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 15 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • Pinch of pepper

METHOD:

Blend all the ingredients except yoghurt for 15 sec in a blender. Chill for at least an hour. Add some chopped watermelon chunks. Garnish with  dollops of yoghurt and mint sprigs.

Health Benefits of watermelon :
Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin C. · It is also a very good source of vitamin A and vitamin B6. · In addition, it is a good source of thiamin, potassium and magnesium. · Watermelon has always been a good source of vitamins A and C, and provides potassium and fiber · They are rich in potassium which helps in controlling blood pressure thereby ensuring the health of one’s heart. · Moreover, it also helps in preventing strokes along with reducing the risk of kidney stones and age related bone loss.
Watermelons are a good source of Vitamin C and vitamin A which help in neutralizing free radicals thereby reducing the risk of heart disease, asthma and colon cancer along with helping in alleviating symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

This sweet and juicy fruit is also rich in carotenoids like lycopene, beta-carotene and others. These carotenoids have antioxidant properties which reduce risk of prostate and oral cancer along with providing protection against cardiovascular disorders. · Watermelons are a good way of increasing one’s energy levels as they are rich in B vitamins which are necessary for energy production. · Since this fruit has a higher water content and lower calorie content than other fruits, it has the ability to deliver more nutrients per calorie which makes it an excellent health product. · In addition, the seeds of watermelon are excellent sources of protein. · It is also rich in micro and macro nutrients like magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus and zinc. · Eating 3 or more servings of this sweet and healthy fruit can help in lowering the risk of age-related muscular degeneration which is the primary cause of vision loss in older adults. In addition, this nutritious fruit helps in preventing erectile dysfunction and helps in improving insulin sensitivity.

you may also like WATERMELON LASSI , WATERMELON MOJITO , GAZPACHO , SAUDI SHORBA WITH OATS

 

 

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