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Rock Melon

Rock Melon
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Rock Melon Availability

New Zealand rock melons are available from January to March.

 

Storage and Handling

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

 

History

Rock melon origins can be traced back to Africa and Asia. Rockmelon are sometimes known as canteloupe as they were originally cultivated near Cantalupo in Italy in the 18th Century.

 

Facts

  • Also know as cantaloupe
  • The aroma of rock melons usually indicate when they are ripe
  • Grown in areas with sandy well-drained soil and good irrigation
  • Bees play an important part in an abundant harvest of rock melons as the crop relies on pollination
  • Rock and other melons are related to the summer squash family which includes marrows and courgettes

 

Growing Facts

  • Grow in areas with sandy well-drained soil and good irrigation

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 100g

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 134/32 134/32
Protein (g) 1.13 1.13
Fat, total (g) 0.09 0.09
- saturated (g) 0.0 0.0
Carbohydrate (g) 6.28 6.28
- sugars (g) 6.1 6.1
Dietary Fibre (g) 0.54 0.54
Sodium (mg) 7.26 7.26
Vitamin C (mg) 27.1 27.1
Folate (µg) 19 19
Potassium (mg) 372 372
Niacin (mg) 0.72 0.72
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 34.24 34.24
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.06 0.06
Iron (mg) 0.42 0.42
Zinc (mg) 0.26 0.26
Calcium (mg) 7.45 7.45
Thiamin (mg) 0.01 0.01
Vitamin E (mg) 0.06 0.06
Riboflavin (mg) 0.01 0.01
Selenium (µg) 0.1 0.1

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

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