As a member of the cucurbitaceae family, honeydew melons are a relative of cucumbers and squash. Maybe that’s why it’s existence is so underappreciated.

Nutritional Highlights:

  • Honeydew melon is only 60 calories per cup, and is composed of about 90% water. Perfect for a Summer time treat to keep hydrated!
  • It is a good source of vitamin C and has potassium content comparable to that of a banana, with fewer calories.
  • Honeydew is also a source of B vitamins thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid, as well as the trace mineral copper.

Health Benefits:

  • The combination of its high water content and potassium levels make honeydew melon effective at maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
  • As honeydew contains both vitamin C and copper, they promote healthy skin by aiding collagen production and tissue repair.

Honeydew’s sweet and mild flavor allows it to be combined with almost any other fruit. Mix it with pineapple, banana, kiwi, and berries for a yummy fruit salad. For a more savory application, toss diced honeydew with lemon, watercress, lime, cilantro and jicama for a Mexican inspired dish. For a refreshing breakfast, use half a honeydew as an edible bowl for yogurt or even cottage cheese.

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