Calories in cantaloupe
A half cup serving of diced cantaloupe weighing 78 grams has 25 calories according to the CDC.
There are only 6 grams of carbohydrates but all of them are sugars.
The protein and fiber content are 1 gram each. There is no fat or cholesterol.
The daily value of Vitamin A (including beta-carotene) and Vitamin C are relatively high at 50% each, but other vitamins or minerals are low.
Choose your cantaloupes for their golden colored skin and a fragrant scent especially at the stem area.
Avoid those fruits with moldy areas and make sure you wash them before cutting as there have been reports of agricultural contamination with bacteria.
From breakfast to dessert
This is a popular breakfast fruit.
Simply cut the melon in half, scrape out the seeds, cut it into wedges, and serve.
When peeled and deseeded, you can add diced pieces to fruit salads or used for appetizers or canapes for lunch or dinner.
You can make an easy salsa side dish using finely chopped cantaloupe flesh with red bell pepper, cilantro, scallions, lime juice, and a dash of salt and pepper.
Melon balls are an easy presentation for dessert with ice cream.
Used in the Mediterranean and Asia, this fruit is also grown in North America in home gardens.
They are a variety of Cucumis melo and are formerly called muskmelons.
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