Sprite Melons


Sprite Melons (Cucumis melo) are smooth oval shaped fruits with a light yellow to cream colored skin, crisp cream colored flesh, and a multitude of small oval shaped seeds in the center.

Health Benefits of Sprite Melons:
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease

  • *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Sprite Melons, and may not necessarily be related to Sprite Melons.

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Sprite Melons: Vitamin C | Iron |

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Nutrition Facts
                              
Serving Size 100gg
Calories
% Daily Value*
Total Fat g0%
    Saturated Fat g0%
Cholesterol mg0%
Sodium mg0%
Total Carbohydrate g0%
    Dietary Fiber g0%
    Sugar g~
Protein g~
Vitamin A0%Vitamin C0%
Calcium0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A IU0%
    Retinol equivalents μg~
    Retinol μg~
    Alpha-carotene μg~
    Beta-carotene μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin μg~
Vitamin C mg0%
Vitamin D IU (μg)0%
    D2 Ergocalciferol IU (μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol IU (μg)
Vitamin E mg0%
Vitamin K μg0%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 μg~
Vitamin B12 μg0%
Thiamin mg0%
Riboflavin mg0%
Niacin mg0%
Pantothenic acid mg0%
Vitamin B6 mg0%
Folate μg0%
    Folic Acid μg~
    Food Folate μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents μg~
Choline mg~
Lycopene μg~
Lutein+zeazanthin μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium mg0%
Iron mg0%
Magnesium mg0%
Phosphorus mg0%
Sodium mg0%
Potassium mg0%
Zinc mg0%
Copper mg0%
Manganese mg0%
Selenium μg0%
Water g~
Ash g~

Useful Stats
Percent of Daily Calorie Target
(2000 calories)
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Percent Water Composition %
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) Food contains 0 carbs
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
Total Omega 3smg
Total Omega 6smg

How to choose Sprite Melons: Look for sprite melons with a lot of yellow on the outside. Also check the brown ring at the bottom of the melon where the vine was attached, if the ring is full of cracks, you know you have a very sweet melon. If you want to buy ahead, sprite melons can be ripened in your refrigerator and will keep for several weeks.

Climate and origin: Like most melons, sprite melons prefer warmer temperatures and can be grown in warm temperate to tropical climates. Particularly adept to the climate of the U.S. Southeast, sprite melons are popular in Eastern North Carolina and should be found there from Mid-June to September.

Taste: Sprite melons have a crisper and sweeter texture over other melons. Like an aromatic syrup, properly ripened sprite melons can have sugar contents 25-30% higher than that of other melons.

Similar tasting produce: Cantaloupe, Honeydew





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