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A fruit for the summer

The Municipality of São Brás de Alportel  invites everyone to the town’s market tomorrow, Saturday August 18, and on Saturday August 25, to discover more about the melon.

The melon, which is readily available in markets, supermarkets and other food outlets throughout the Algarve, is fabulously low in calories, rich in water and is ideal for rehydrating your body during the hot summer months.  

Melon in its various forms, all have subtly differing flavours. The fruit supplies vitamins A, B and C, iron, phosphorus, calcium and potassium, and as well as being a great healthy food option is relatively low in price – particularly during the summer.

On August 18 and August 25, you will have the opportunity to purchase melons from the municipal market at €0.50 per kilo. You will also be entertained with demonstrations on the preparation of the melon and its use in various recipes, with samples of melon ice cream to prove just how versatile this fruit can be.