In the markets of Ukraine is actively selling watermelons, and a lot of people think that the later start to eat melons, the smaller the risk to buy a berry with nitrates. But it’s not.
The appearance of the melons in July at the markets – the norm. The fact that we have actively cultivated early maturing hybrids of melons. And their vegetation period, from 65 to 80 days, so they ripen by the middle of summer. Moreover, such hybrids melons can be successfully cultivated without excess agrochemicals.
The maximum allowable concentration of nitrates in watermelons 60 mg per 1 kg. Scientists suggest to ask the seller a certificate stating that the products are safe. What to do in cases of poisoning by nitrates and what symptoms indicate that? If you happen to eat saturated with nitrates watermelon, then after 4-6 hours you will have unpleasant symptoms:
- nausea, severe salivation, vomiting
- diarrhea, weakness, dizziness
- violation of coordination of movements until he lost consciousness
This suggests that your body got nitrogen compounds. In this case, you should immediately consult a doctor.