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About cantaloupe melons

Cantaloupe melons are sweet fruits with soft orange flesh and a cream-colored rind with a netted texture. Cantaloupe is related to pumpkins, watermelon, zucchini, and squash. 

You'll find a cluster of seeds in the center of the melon that you can easily scoop out with a spoon. The tender flesh is sweet and silky. If it's crisp or crunchy, the melon is underripe. At peak ripeness, cantaloupe fruit is juicy and soft but not mushy or mealy.

Cantaloupe is the most popular melon in the United States, and for good reason. It's a tasty snack by itself and doesn't require any additional preparation to make a tasty treat. In the United States, the per capita consumption of cantaloupe was 6.11 pounds.

When you're getting ready to cut cantaloupe, you should wash the outside of the melon, your cutting surface, and your knife before cutting into the melon to keep it safe from bacteria. You can serve the flesh in melon balls, wedges, or cubes. It makes a delicious addition to any fruit salad and pairs particularly well with watermelon. Add a bit of mint to enhance the flavor of a sweet cantaloupe salad. 

If you'd like to enjoy cantaloupe in a savory snack, try eating it with prosciutto and mozzarella. Grill the cantaloupe to give it a distinctive smoky flavor. You can also toss cantaloupe in a salad with cucumber, feta cheese, basil leaves, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt.

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FAQs About Cantaloupe Melons

You'll know that a whole cantaloupe has spoiled if it becomes soft, starts to seep liquid, or has a foul smell. When you cut into a bad cantaloupe, you may find mushy flesh or mold. In the fridge, spoiled cantaloupe may have a sharper flavor, unpleasant texture, or mold growth.

Cantaloupe melons are packed with nutrients that make them a healthy choice for your daily serving of fruit. They contain beta carotene that converts into vitamin A when digested and supports your immune system and eye health. One cup of cantaloupe has more than 100% of your daily recommended allowance of vitamin C, supporting healthy muscle, bones, and blood vessels. 

Cantaloupe is almost 90% water, which makes it great for staying hydrated. It also contains some potassium, which can prevent muscle cramping and help you recover from a workout.

Organic produce is grown on soil with no prohibited substances, such as pesticides and fertilizers, applied to it over the last three years. You can support more environmentally safe growing practices by purchasing organic cantaloupe, but there are few health benefits to choosing an organic melon over a conventionally grown one.

The thick rind on cantaloupe protects the soft interior flesh from most pesticides or other contaminants. If you're looking for a nice compromise, you might choose conventional cantaloupe but avoid those grown in Mexico, where pesticides are used more heavily.

You can purchase both conventional and organic cantaloupe easily through Instacart. Fill your cart online or via the Instacart app and enjoy convenient same-day delivery!
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