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 100g
Calories 36.54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat ~g~%
    Saturated Fat ~g0%
Cholesterol ~mg~%
Sodium 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 9.63g3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.33g1%
    Sugar 8.97g~
Protein 0.33g~
Vitamin A0%Vitamin C50%
Calcium0%Iron4%
*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 0IU0%
    Retinol equivalents 0μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin ~μg~
Vitamin C 29.9mg50%
Vitamin E ~mg~%
Vitamin K ~μg~%
Vitamin B12 ~μg~%
Thiamin ~mg~%
Riboflavin ~mg~%
Niacin ~mg~%
Pantothenic acid ~mg~%
Vitamin B6 ~mg~%
Folate ~μg~%
    Folic Acid ~μg~
    Food Folate ~μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents ~μg~
Choline ~mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+zeazanthin 0μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0.797mg4%
Magnesium ~mg~%
Phosphorus ~mg~%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Zinc ~mg~%
Copper ~mg~%
Manganese ~mg~%
Selenium ~μg~%
Water ~g~
Ash ~g~

Useful Stats
Percent of Daily Calorie Target
(2000 calories)
1.827%
Percent Water Composition ~%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.03g

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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