Cantaloupe is the orange-fleshed fruit of Cucumis melo plants. This includes both the European cantaloupe and North American cantaloupe (a muskmelon), whose rinds have different appearances.

Health considerations

Cantaloupe is a source of carotenoids, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and small amounts of B vitamins and other minerals.

Keep in mind

Cantaloupe rinds should be washed prior to slicing into the fruit due to bacterial contamination risk.

May be found in

Soups, fruit salads, with prosciutto, gelato, desserts


Alternative Spellings and Names

Muskmelon, rockmelon, cantaloup, canteloupe

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