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Honeydew Melon

Honeydew Melon
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Honeydew Melon Availability

New Zealand honeydew melons are available in January, February and March.

 

Storage and Handling

Ripen on the bench, then store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Honey Dew Melon aka White Antibes were originally cultivated in France and Algeria in the late 15th Century.

 

Facts

  • Technically a vegetable, honeydew melons are sweeter than its cousin, the rock melon
  • Honeydew is the American name – the cultivar is actually called White Antibes
  • Honeydew is one of the few melons that continues to ripen once picked
  • Honeydew and other melons are related to the summer squash family which includes marrows and courgettes

 

Growing Facts

  • Early sowing, raise in pots and then transplant after three to four weeks
  • Plant in a sunny spot in well-drained soil and keep watered
  • Protect from snails and slugs

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 100g

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 200/48 200/48
Protein (g) 1.25 1.25
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0.2
- saturated (g) 0.0 0.0
Carbohydrate (g) 9.8 9.8
- sugars (g) 9.8 9.8
Dietary Fibre (g) 0.6 0.6
Sodium (mg) 32 32
Vitamin C (mg) 50 50
Niacin (mg) 1.2 1.2
Folate (µg) 19 19
Potassium (mg) 436 436
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.06 0.06
Calcium (mg) 28 28
Riboflavin (mg) 0.06 0.06
Iron (mg) 0.4 0.4
Thiamin (mg) 0.03 0.03
Zinc (mg) 0.24 0.24
Vitamin E (mg) 0.1 0.1
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 5.01 5.01
Selenuim (µg) 0.1 0.1

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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