What is it?
Honeydew is a type of melon like watermelon and cantaloupe
It is a member of the gourd family
Honeydew is considered a winter melon because it takes a long time to ripen and has a long shelf life once picked that makes it available in the winter months
It has a hard smooth rind and a bright green flesh inside
The shape of a honeydew can vary from melon to melon, but they are usually round or oval shaped
A good honeydew is juicy and sweet
When is it available?
Harvested late-Summer through mid-Fall
California grows over 70% of the honeydew produced in the U.S.
What’s so cool about it?
The total value of cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon grown in California is more than $217 million
Honeydew melons are named after White Antibes which are grown in southern France and Algeria
They have been grown since the late 15th century in southern France and Algeria
Why should I eat it?
Excellent source of vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system and promote wound healing and collagen formation
Good source of potassium, which plays a role in controlling your blood pressure
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