Why Should You Eat Muskmelons?

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Muskmelon is a sweet, yellow-fleshed, and flavor-filled fruit that is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. The fruit produces a characteristic musky aroma when ripe. Muskmelon has many cultivars with different names. For instance, Crenshaw, honeydew, and casaba are familiar examples of smooth-skinned muskmelons. On the other hand, cantaloupe, Santa Claus melon, and Persian melon are good examples of net-skinned muskmelons. Although cantaloupes often have net-like skin, some varieties have smooth skin, such as the European Cantaloupe. Cantaloupes emerge as a subject here because all cantaloupe varieties are considered muskmelons. Even so, not all cantaloupes can be regarded as muskmelons.

Whole muskmelon held in one hand

Health benefits of Muskmelons

A muskmelon is packed with different essential minerals and vitamins. For instance, muskmelon is a rich source of potassium, vitamins A and C, and folate. The fruit also contains antioxidants that play a significant role in disease prevention. Thus, these nutrients make muskmelon is a…

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