Cantaloupe VS Honeydew
[source CDC website - fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov]

Many melons originated in the Middle East and gradually spread its popularity across Europe.
Ancient Egyptians and Romans enjoyed cantaloupes or muskmelons. Melon seeds were
transported to the United States by Columbus and eventually cultivated by Spanish explorers in
California.

Most people don’t know that melons are in the same gourd family as squashes and
cucumbers. Most melons have similar structure to winter squash with thick flesh and inner
seed-filled midsection. So what’s the difference between melons and squashes? It’s the way
that they’re used. Squashes are considered vegetables, while melons are known as fruits with
sweet and juicy flavor.

Melons are a good source of vitamin C and potassium. They have high water content are
relatively low in calories, and also fat and cholesterol free.

Varieties
Melon varieties are now endless! Cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon are the most well
known varieties. Lookout for more unusual melons at your local supermarket or farmer’s
market for a different and tasty sweet treat!

Question for you:
Cantaloupe contains more sugars or honeydew does?
Cantaloupe
Serving size 1/2 cup, diced (78g)
Amounts Per Serving         % Daily Value
Calories 25         
Calories from Fat 0         
Total Fat 0g         0%
Saturated Fat 0g         0%
Cholesterol 0mg         0%
Sodium 10mg         0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g         2%
Dietary Fiber 1g         4%
Sugars 6g         
Protein 1g         
Vitamin A         50%
Vitamin C         50%
Calcium         0%
Iron         0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a
2,000 calorie diet.
Honeydew
Serving size 1/2 cup, diced (85g)
Amounts Per Serving         % Daily Value
Calories 30         
Calories from Fat 0         
Total Fat 0g         0%
Saturated Fat 0g         0%
Cholesterol 0mg         0%
Sodium 15mg         1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g         3%
Dietary Fiber 1g         4%
Sugars 7g         
Protein 0g         
Vitamin A         0%
Vitamin C         25%
Calcium         0%
Iron         0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a
2,000 calorie diet.
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