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Cantaloupe is a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin A.
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Cantaloupe got its name from the town Cantalupo, Italy where it was grown in the 1700s!
  • Cantaloupe melons are in the same family as squash.  Other popular melons include watermelon and honeydew.
  • Select cantaloupe that are free or cracks or bruises and are slightly soft to the touch.
  • Allow cantaloupes to sit at room temperature for 2-3 days to increase juiciness.
  • 1 cup of cubed cantaloupe contains:
    • 120% of your recommended daily value of vitamin A to maintain eye and skin health and to protect the body against infections.
    • 108% of your recommended daily value of vitamin C to help heal wounds and to keep teeth and gums healthy.

Cut ripe cantaloupe in half and remove seeds. Slice into sections and remove rind. The rind is edible.

Try cantaloupe:

  • Cubed as part of a fruit salad.
  • Blended into a smoothie.
  • Chopped with onion, cilantro and lime for a refreshing salsa.
  • Pureed and frozen into popsicles.
  • Store melon at room temperature until somewhat soft, about 1 week.
  • To refrigerate: Cut ripe melon and store for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze: Cut ripe cantaloupe and freeze in a plastic bag for up to 1 year.
How to dice cantaloupe and honeydew
How to dice cantaloupe and honeydew

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