Which one is Cantaloupe?

Which one is Cantaloupe?

  • Cantaloupe of United States are actually the reticulated muskmelon. They have netted skin and strong sent.
  • European counterpart is considered as true cantaloupe! They have smooth gray green skin.
  • Cantaloupe originated in India and Africa and entered Europe eventually.
  • The name is given after papal gardens of Armenia, as some historians belief that it is first grown in Papal Garden.
  • Columbus introduced Cantaloupe to North America in 1494 and since the it is one of the popular melon in the United States.
  • An average sized cantaloupe has 100 calories and still is sweet!
  • Cantaloupe contains beta carotene, lutein, zea-xanthin and cryptoxanthin. It gives protection from cancer for the organs- colon, prostate, breast, lung, endometrium and pancreas.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 4, 2018

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