Cantaloupes and Honeydews


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Fragrant, Juicy, and Ripe with Mouthwatering Flavor

Perfect with no accompaniments, cantaloupes and honeydew melons also add sweet flavor to any part of your plate. Use in appetizers and salads, or grill as a side for meats or veggies. Scoop the fruit with a melon baller and skewer with prosciutto or other cold cuts, fresh mint, basil, and other fruits—it’s not hard to find a tantalizing complement for these fragrant, juicy fruits.

Ask for these deliciously sweet MelonUp!® melons at your local store.

Cantaloupe Health Benefits

  • Cantaloupe has high water content and is low in saturated fat, sodium, cholesterol, and calories.
  • Cantaloupe is ranked seventh amongst the highest vitamin C foods and an excellent source of potassium.
  • A 1-cup serving of cantaloupe provides roughly 68 mg of vitamin C—that’s 112% of your daily requirement!
  • A 1-cup serving of cantaloupe provides 494 mg of potassium, which is 14% of your daily requirement.
  • Orange flesh melons—like cantaloupe—have exceptional amounts of beta-carotene, the yellow pigment that gives the fruit its color. Beta-carotene is rich in antioxidants, which are known to prevent cancer. A 1-cup serving of cantaloupe provides 3.1 mg of beta-carotene.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cup, balls (177g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 3
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Sugars 14g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 120% Vitamin C 106%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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Honeydew Health Benefits

  • Honeydew is low in sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and a good source of vitamin B6, folic acid, potassium, and vitamin C.
  • In a 1-cup serving of honeydew, you’ll get roughly 42 mg of vitamin C—that’s 53% of your daily requirement!
  • You’ll get roughly 404 mg of potassium per 1 cup serving of honeydew, which is 12% of your daily requirement.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cup, balls (177g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 2
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars 14g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 53%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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