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About the Golden Kiss melon

Most people know the standard varieties of melons like watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew. They are widely available year-round, almost anywhere in the world. Melons originated in Egypt and India and are related to pumpkins, cucumbers, and squash. In ancient Egypt, the watermelon was offered to weary travelers as a thirst-quenching welcome due to its high water content.

Today, the world has far more specialty melons available, including the Golden Kiss melon. The Golden Kiss melon was developed by crossing the Galia and Charentais melons. From April into October, Golden Kiss melons grow in warm climates like California and Arizona, with their peak occurring in July. 

On the outside, the Golden Kiss resembles the cantaloupe with its gold netted skin and green stripes. Inside, the bright orange flesh has a dense yet tender texture and a small seed cavity. Its mild melon flavor has hints of pear and a clean, refreshing sweetness to go along with solid melon aromatics.

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FAQs About Golden Kiss Melons

Yes, Golden Kiss melons have many health benefits. They are rich in vitamins like A and C and are a good source of potassium. Vitamin A promotes healthy organ function, and scientists believe it contributes to heart health, better vision, and immune system function. Experts consider vitamin C a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent cancer and fights diseases and inflammatory conditions. The Golden Kiss melon has 90 calories, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein, and zero fat per 8-ounce serving.

Golden Kiss melons are great plain and cut up as a snack. You can make them into melon balls and freeze them, adding them to punch or serving them frozen as a sweet, refreshing treat. Another popular way to serve a Golden Kiss melon is to dice it as a topping for your favorite salad. Wrapping it in thinly sliced prosciutto is a classic presentation.

You can muddle this melon into cocktails or make a white sangria. Golden Kiss pairs well with cognac, rum, sake, and tequila spirits, as well as liqueurs like Midori, Grand Marnier, and Cointreau. You can blend it into smoothies, garnish your glass of Champagne, or mix it into your favorite ice cream recipe. 

Technically, the rind of a Golden Kiss melon won't harm you, but it has a tough texture that won't appeal to most people. Some chefs pickle the rind, which softens the texture and adds a briny flavor. These pickles are used in a complementary fashion with other foods, not as a significant component.
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