Coming to the market for fruits and vegetables, every second buyer asks himself an involuntary question - why is a melon more expensive than a watermelon? It would seem that, with the same weight, watermelon is much larger than any melon, and it is not inferior in taste, which means it should be liked more by buyers, however, melons, although they are more expensive, are in demand, which causes bewilderment for many. It turns out that the cost of melon and watermelon is influenced by several factors at once:
From the same area, watermelons are harvested 4-5 times more than melons. In addition, melons are more demanding for water and care. And you have to pay for the comfort.
Watermelons grow well in Russia, and melons are brought mainly from Central Asia and the regions closest to it, where the climate is sunny and dry, which leads to higher prices.
Due to their strong skin, watermelons are less likely to spoil during transport and are not easily damaged than melons, whose soft skin is easily deformed.
Due to its fragility, the melon is stored much less, so it has to be sold at such a price that the lost goods will pay off.
Watermelon is considered a natural diuretic that has a beneficial effect on kidney function. But doctors do not advise melon to be consumed in large quantities even after an abundant meal. Therefore, melon is considered a delicacy that you can't eat a lot, which automatically increases its value.