Natural Food Energy | Cantaloupe Melon Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits | Cantaloupe melon is also known as rock or Musk Melon. Just one average slice provides more beta-carotene and vitamin C than your body can use in a whole day.

Cantaloupe Melon

These succulent summer fruits offer a mouth-watering slice of nutritional goodness bursting with antioxidants to fight aging free radicals.

Cantaloupe melon is also known as rock or musk melon. Just one average slice provides more beta-carotene and vitamin C than your body can use in a whole day.

Cantaloupe melon is one of the richest sources of beta­ carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A, an antioxidant that is crucial for the production of disease-fighting lymphocyte cells.

This fruit is also rich in vitamin C, which we need for all immune functions and to protect us against colds, cancer and heart disease. Both vitamin C and beta-carotene are naturally anti-aging and aid cell repair and growth, as well as supporting the circulatory system.

Cantaloupe also contains potassium, which can lower high blood pressure and “bad” LDL cholesterol. Its high water content gives it a mildly diuretic action, helping to detoxify the body, while its B-vitamins enhance the production of energy and help to stabilize blood sugar.

The dense texture of this fragrant melon makes it a satisfying replacement for any foods you’re limiting, just as their sweetness meets the need that might otherwise be filled by empty-calorie snacks.

Nutrition Facts

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Cantaloupe has many nutrients!
Vitamins A, B3, B6, C, k, beta-carotene, folic acid; potassium; fiber, Phosphorus, Sodium, Magnesium,

The main of the Nutrients in Cantaloupe, amount in 1 cup (177 grams)

  • Calories: 60
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Calcium: 15.9mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Magnesium: 21.2mg
  • Phosphorus: 26.6mg
  • Vitamin C: 65mg
  • Vitamin A: 270mcg
  • Vitamin K: 4.4mcg
  • Sodium:  28mg
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Total Fat:  0.4g

15 Health Benefits Of Cantaloupe

  1. ANTIOXIDANT
  2. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
  3. ANTI-AGING
  4. ANTI-CANCER
  5. DETOXIFYING
  6. BLOOD-SUGAR BALANCING
  7. ENERGY-BOOSTING
  8. GOOD FOR THE BRAIN
  9. GOOD FOR HAIR, TEETH, AND NAILS
  10. GOOD FOR THE SKIN
  11. GOOD FOR THE EYES
  12. GOOD FOR THE HEART
  13. GOOD FOR THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
  14. GOOD FOR THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
  15. GOOD FOR THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Cantaloupe Melon Recipes

RED MELON SALAD

  • 1 pink grapefruit, peeled
  • 2 Cantaloupe melons, peeled, deseeded and cubed
  • 10 raspberries
  • 2.5cm/1 in piece root ginger, peeled and grated

Divide the grapefruit into segments and combine them with the melon in a large bowl. Leave for 30 minutes to allow the juices to mingle. Divide into four serving bowls and decorate with the raspberries and the ginger.

MELON LOTION (to cool and hydrate the skin)

  • ¼ Cantaloupe melon piece of muslin
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Whizz the melon in a blender, then filter the juice through the muslin. Squeeze the lemon to extract 1 teaspoon of juice. Combine the melon juice, lemon juice, and olive oil in a container, cover, and store in the fridge. Apply twice daily to the face and neck with cotton wool. Keeps in the fridge for up to 2 days.

MELON AND GINGER

  • 2 small Cantaloupe melons
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2.5cm/1 in piece root ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp cherries (optional)

Quarter the melons and cut away the skin. Scoop out and discard the seeds. Cut the flesh into wedges or scoop into balls. Add the lime juice and ginger and mix together well. Dust with cinnamon, top with cherries, if using, and serve.

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