What do you know about cantaloupes? For one, we know they are round and orange on the inside. What else? There are so many remarkable facts about cantaloupes that we aren’t informed of. Keep reading to learn more!

Did you know…

– Cantaloupes are considered a luxury and are commonly given as a gift in Japan.

– Cantaloupes were first brought to America by Christopher Columbus is 1492.

– Did you know that “down under” in Australia they refer to cantaloupe as “ROCKMELON”? Makes sense to us – they kind of do look like rocks.

– An average sized cantaloupe contains just 100 calories. Who knew something so sweet could be good for you?

– Cantaloupes are the most popular melon in the United States.  Try them freeze dried from Crispy Green for an all natural, portable, healthy snack.

– They are members of vine-crop family, including other melons, squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, and gourds. They have plenty of relatives – one big happy family.

– Not only do they taste good, they also fight against lung and oral cavity cancers.

– Because cantaloupes are high in Vitamin A, they help maintain good eye health. Vitamin A is essential for maintaining healthy mucus membrane and skin of your eye.

– Cantaloupes protect you from UV rays. Forget the sunblock! Just joking, you should still definitely wear sunblock on top of adding more cantaloupe into your diet.

– Cantaloupes also help fight infections due to being filled with Vitamin C.

– Cantaloupes trailing vine can reach up to 5 feet in height.

– Fruits develop after 90 days of planting. Don’t plant them if you’re craving one right away – you’re better off going to the grocery store.

– Cantaloupes have many roles. They can be consumed fresh and as an ingredient in a fruit salad or used to create sorbets, smoothies and ice-creams. Even freeze dried, cantaloupes are a healthy fruit.

– The cantaloupe was first cultivated in the 1700s, in the Italian papal village of Cantalup. Now we know where they got the name from.

These are just a few of our favorites! We hope you share these interesting cantaloupe fun facts with your family and friends, and try to incorporate cantaloupe in your diet if you haven’t already. They are super nutritious and packed with vitamins.






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