Can't Beat The Cantaloupe
Health Benefits | Fun Facts | Selection Tips | Availability | Storage | Recipes

One easy, delicious fruit that health-conscious folks can add to their diet is The Fresh1® cantaloupe. This honey-sweet melon is so simple to enjoy—just cut it open, scoop out the seeds, and enjoy the delicious fruit in slices, cubes, or melon balls. It’s great as a nutritious snack, or on the side of a brunch plate. One melon yields a considerable amount of fruit, so serve it at a picnic or to the whole family.

Health Benefits
Cantaloupe is fat and cholesterol free, high in vitamin C, and is a good source of Folate. Folate is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells, which is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. It's also high in beta carotene, which our bodies convert into Vitamin A.

Selection Tips
You should be able to smell a good quality cantaloupe. When selecting them in the store, look for round, creamy-colored rinds covered with webbed or netted texture. Ripe cantaloupes should give to gentle pressure.

Fun Facts

  • Cantaloupe comes with its own serving bowl. Just cut them in half through the middle and scoop out each half with a spoon.
  • Add cantaloupe cubes or balls to fruit salads or serve small cantaloupe wedges as an edible garnish for breakfast, lunch or dinner entrees.

Availability
The Fresh1 cantaloupe comes from California, Texas, and Arizona and is available year round.

Storage
Store cantaloupe in the refrigerator and use within a week of purchase. Cut fruit should be eaten in one or two days.

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