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About: The cantaloupe is a juicy, fragrant muskmelon. There are many cultivated varieties of smooth and netted skin muskmelons including the honeydew and the Armenian Cucumber, which tastes more like a melon than a cucumber! Named after an Italian village of Cantalupo around 1700 A.D, the cantaloupe is one of the most popular muskmelons because of its sweet flavor.
Nutrition Facts:

Cantaloupe is a potassium and vitamin-rich fruit. One cup contains about 60 calories, 120% DV Vitamin A and 108% DV Vitamin C. Cantaloupe is also a great source of antioxidants, which help aid the cardiovascular and immune systems.


Whole, ripe cantaloupes will last 7-10 days in the fridge and 3-4 days when sliced. Cover cut cantaloupe tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil or toss cut pieces in an airtight container for longevity.


A cantaloupe is ripe when it smells sweet and sounds like no one is home when you knock.

Quick Fix:

For an easy snack, cut cantaloupe into slices and drizzle with honey and ginger!