Honeydew Melon


Season: June to November

Description: Honeydew is an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that may reduce your risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Vitamin C helps protect skin from bruising, helps heal cuts and keeps gums healthy. Eating foods with vitamin C boosts the absorption of iron. Honeydew also provides potassium and fiber. Potassium helps maintain healthy blood pressure, and fiber helps control cholesterol and keeps bowel movements regular.

Selection: Sphere-like honeydew melon with a waxy surface and heavy for its size. Avoid those with fuzzy surfaces or multiple bruised or soft spots.

Storing: Store at room temperature. Once cut, honeydew can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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