Choose fragrant, symmetrical cantaloupes, heavy for size with no visible bruises and yellow or cream undertone. Stem end should give to gentle pressure.
Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Very low in sodium, High in vitamin C, High in vitamin A
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Cantaloupe is fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Cantaloupe is very low in sodium.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Cantaloupe is very low in sodium.
- Cantaloupe, 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. Cantaloupe 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. Cantaloupe is high in vitamins A and C.
Store uncut cantaloupes at room temperature up to 1 week. Before cutting, wash the outer surface of the melon
thoroughly with cool tap water to remove surface dirt.
Refrigerate cut melon in airtight container up to 5 days.
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