“Cantaloupe is normally eaten as a fresh fruit, as a salad, or as a dessert with ice cream or custard. Melon pieces wrapped in prosciutto are a familiar antipasto.”



  • Cantaloupe is typically consumed as a snack or addition to a meal.


Cantaloupe is said to have to following beneficial properties:

  • antioxidant
  • nutritious (Vitamin C & beta-carotene)
  • heart health support
    • fiber, potassium, vitamin C, & choline
  • digestive health support
  • hydration
    • water &electrolytes
  • anti-inflammatory
    • choline
  • skin & hair health
    • vitamin A & C


  • Cantaloupe should be consumed in moderation when taking beta-blocker medication.
  • Be sure to wash the outside surface of cantaloupe prior to cutting to decrease the risk of harmful bacteria transferring to the flesh of the melon.
  • Consuming too much potassium may be harmful to individuals who’s kidneys aren’t fully functional.

Other Names

cucumis melo


Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/279176.php

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