Cantaloupes and honey dew, like all melons, are a warm season fruit that is refreshing, flavorful and satisfying. Cantaloupe and honey dew go well with other summer fruits making it a welcome addition to a fruit salad.
When choosing a melon from the market, look for one that is fragrant, heavy and just a bit soft at the ends. Uncut melons do not need to refrigerated, but should be stored in a cool place until ready for use.
Cantaloupe, honey dew and other melons, such as crenshaw and ambrosia, are good sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, beta-carotene and vitamin C. One cup of cubed cantaloupe contains approximately 50 calories.
Try these cantaloupe recipes:
Cantaloupe Aqua Fresca
Cantaloupe Yogurt Drink
Melon Berry Ice Pops
Blackberry Cantaloupe Salad
Melon and Feta Salad
Mango Melon Salad
Fig & Melon with Blue Cheese & Almonds