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Melons (Charantais/Cantaloupe)

energetic contribution

50 Cal / 130 gr

nutritional values

Serving size 130 gr.

% Daily value

TOTAL FAT 0%
SATURATED FAT 0%
CHOLESTEROL 0%
SODIUM 1%
TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE 4%
DIETARY FIBRES 4%
SUGARS 11g
PROTEIN 1 g
VITAMIN A 100%
VITAMIN C 80%
CALCIUM 2%
IRON 2%

origin

The main producers are Italy, Spain, Brazil, Costa Rica, Morocco and Israel.

aspect and taste

The main varieties are Baggio, Supermarket, Mambo, Harper and Orlando. This fruit has got a thick, soft, yellow skin which can be more or less reticulate depending on the varieties. The pulp is of peach-colour and it is aromatic, sweet juicy.

maintenance

It it is consumed within 1 or 2 days it has to be kept t environmental temperature (68-72 degrees F/20-21 centigrade degrees). In the opposite case, it has to be kept in the refrigerator.

aspect and use in the kitchen

The melon has got a thirst-quenching, diuretic, refreshing and laxative function. It can be used fresh, alone or together with ham or it can also be used for appetizers, fruit salads, sweets, ice-creams and milkshake.