FAQ about vegan melon scewers
Is Okashi melon the same as Galia melon?
Okashi melon is a variety of melon that was cultivated with the inspiration of Galia melon in mind. It comes from Japan and it is the Japanese version of Galia melon. Both Okashi and Galia melon look and taste pretty much the same although their origins are different.
Is Okashi melon the same as Cantaloupe?
When compared visually, Cantaloupe is orange-colored and Okashi melon, on the other hand, is a yellowish melon that has a thick netted rind with a light green soft juicy, sugary flesh inside.
The basic difference between Cantaloupe and Okashi melon is that Okashi contains slightly fewer calories, fiber, and carbohydrates than Cantaloupe.
Is Okashi melon good for you?
Okashi melon is an excellent fruit with various health benefits. It is packed with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins like vitamin A and vitamin C, which make it beneficial in stimulating the body’s immunity. Moreover, the soluble dietary fiber found in Okashi helps maintain a healthy gut. In addition to this, Okashi melon also aids weight loss.
What are the benefits of eating Cantaloupe?
Cantaloupe is rich in water, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, it makes a refreshing snack during summers. The antioxidants in cantaloupe help prevent cell damage that can lead to cancer and other health issues. Fiber and potassium present in cantaloupe helps in decreasing blood pressure. Other health benefits of this summer fruit include good digestion, helping with asthma, promoting hair growth, etc.
What are the benefits of eating Watermelon?
Watermelon contains 90% water which helps in keeping the body hydrated, especially in summer. The presence of antioxidants helps make it a good way to remove free radicals from the body. Moreover, it contains more lycopene (an antioxidant that helps reduce cancer risk, age-related eye issues, and heart diseases) than any other fruit or vegetable. Apart from antioxidants, watermelon is also rich in other minerals and vitamins that are good for maintaining a healthy digestive system, skin, and hair and reducing blood pressure.
How do I know when a melon is ripe?
Muskmelons and cantaloupes detach themselves from the vine when they get ripe. They also develop a sweet and musky aroma when ripe, and their rind becomes straw-colored with a hint of green still showing. You can check if a honeydew melon has ripened properly by pressing it on the bottom; if it feels slightly soft, then it’s time that you cut the melon with a pair of scissors. When watermelons get ripe, the small leaf near the melon is attached to the vine turns brown and dry. Another clue is the bottom part of the watermelon turns yellow once it’s ripe.
How to keep fruit skewers fresh?
For fruits like melons that are less likely to get brown, you can simply put the skewers on a paper towel-lined baking tray and place them in the refrigerator; make sure to also cover them with plastic wrap to avoid the fruits from being too exposed to air. This will keep your fruit skewers fresh for some time before you serve them.