Fresh Cantaloupe

About the Produce

The World of Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes, also known as muskmelons, are a type of melon that is part of the Cucurbitaceae family. They have a round shape with a rough, netted skin and a sweet, juicy flesh. They are a popular summer fruit and are often enjoyed as a refreshing snack or added to fruit salads.

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Peak Season

Mar – Sept
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Year Round
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Nutritional Value

Nutritional Benefits of Cantaloupes

Cantaloupes are a great source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and folate. They are also low in calories and high in water content, making them a healthy and hydrating snack option.
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Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Cantaloupes

In addition to their nutritional value, cantaloupes also offer a range of health benefits. They are rich in antioxidants, which can help protect against cell damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. They also contain fiber, which can aid in digestion and promote a healthy gut.

Peak Season

Seasonal Availability of Cantaloupes

While cantaloupes are available year-round, they are at their peak from March to September. During this time, they are at their freshest and most flavorful, making it the perfect time to enjoy this delicious fruit.
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Varieties We Carry*

There are several varieties of cantaloupes, including the popular Hale’s Best, Athena, and Ambrosia. Each variety has its own unique flavor and texture, but all are equally delicious.
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FAQs for
A ripe cantaloupe will have a sweet aroma and a slightly soft stem end. You can also gently press on the skin – if it gives slightly, it is ripe and ready to eat.
Cantaloupes should be stored at room temperature until they are ripe. Once ripe, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Cut cantaloupes should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consumed within 2-3 days.
Yes, you can freeze cantaloupes for later use. Simply cut the fruit into cubes, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze for 1-2 hours. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a freezer-safe bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Cantaloupes can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, such as in fruit salads, smoothies, or as a topping for yogurt or oatmeal. They can also be grilled or used in savory dishes, such as salsa or gazpacho.
While cantaloupes are generally safe for most people to eat, those with a melon allergy should avoid them. Additionally, pregnant women should consult with their doctor before consuming cantaloupes.

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