Fragrant and sweet as candy when ripe, cantaloupes have rough, web-like skin and dense, orange-coral-colored flesh. Enjoy cantaloupes as part of any salad (perfect when cubed in a summer panzanella) or peel and serve a wedge just by itself. Try topping with savory flavors like prosciutto and black pepper.
Cantaloupe melon makes a refreshing snack in the summer, and it contains nutrients that can benefit a person’s health.
Popular with children and adults, cantaloupe can make a refreshing, healthful, and easy summer dessert, while their high water content helps prevent dehydration.
This type of fruit also contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Other names for cantaloupe include muskmelon, mush melon, rock melon, and Persian melon. They are a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with honeydew melons, watermelons, and cucumbers.