Choose well shaped honeydew melons that are nearly spherical. Should have a waxy, firm, not fuzzy, surface
and feel heavy for size. Color is determined by sunlight position and doesn’t affect quality.
Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Very low in sodium, High in vitamin C
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Honeydew melon is fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Honeydew melon is very low in sodium.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Honeydew melon is very low in sodium.
- Honeydew melon, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Honeydew melon contains no saturated fat or cholesterol.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Honeydew melon is high in vitamin C.
Store honeydew melons at room temperature. Once cut, store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Check out our honeydew recipes!
Social Media Posts
Make popsicles by pureeing honeydew with a little sugar and a splash of lime juice. Pour into molds, FREEZE, and ENJOY! @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant
#DYK there are two types of honeydews — one with green flesh and the other with orange flesh? @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant