Cantaloupe is a thick-skinned fruit with an outer layer that resembles a net. In peak harvest season during June, July and August, cantaloupe provides a refreshing, sweet and hearty treat, perfect for fruit salads and smoothies. A member of the same family as pumpkin, squash and cucumber, cantaloupe is:
- An excellent source of beta-carotene
- A good source of vitamin C
- A relatively low-calorie food
Overall, it’s a satisfying way to get your vitamins during the summer months. Diabetics should eat cantaloupe in moderation, as it falls in the medium range of the glycemic index.
You can identify a ripe cantaloupe by pressing your finger into the stem end – a gentle yielding indicates ripeness, as does a distinctive, sweet aroma of cantaloupe flesh you get when holding the whole melon close to your nose.
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