Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) aka: Rockmelon, is a round fruit with a thick beige outer skin, orange-yellow flesh, and small white seeds/pulp at the center.
Health Benefits of Cantaloupe:
Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
Increased Immune Function
Reduced Cancer Risk
Protection Against Heart Disease
DNA Repair and Protection
Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Cantaloupes provide polyphenol antioxidants which are linked to promoting cardiovascular health and boosting the immune system. *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly
concentrated in Cantaloupe, and may not necessarily be related to Cantaloupe.
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Melons cantaloupe raw
Serving Size 100g
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.19g
Saturated Fat 0.051g
Total Carbohydrate 8.2g
Dietary Fiber 0.9g
*Percent Daily Values
are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending
on your calorie needs.
Vitamin A 3382IU
Retinol equivalents 169μg
Vitamin C 36.7mg
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)
D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.05mg
Vitamin K 2.5μg
K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone 0μg
K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg
Vitamin B12 0μg
Pantothenic acid 0.105mg
Vitamin B6 0.072mg
Folic Acid 0μg
Food Folate 21μg
Dietary Folate Equivalents 21μg
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
Total Omega 3s
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)
Total Omega 6s
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)
22D4 Adrenic (AA)
Essential Amino Acids
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget (2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g)
How to choose Cantaloupe: Look for cantaloupes that are firm with no discolorations. By the time a cantaloupe starts to get soft, you know it is very ripe and needs to be eaten.
Climate and origin: It is unclear where cantaloupes originated but it thought to be in either India, Africa, or Ancient Persia. Wherever they came from, cantaloupes are now grown all over the world and do well in temperate to tropical climates.
Taste: Cantaloupe has a sweet fragrant taste with a mushy texture. Cantaloupe tends to be sweeter at the core and more "water-y" as you get closer to the rind.
Miscellaneous information: Cantaloupe gets its name from the Italian Papal village of Cantaloupe where it was first grown around 1700 A.D.
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