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Honeydew

Facts:

Honeydew has a round to slightly oval shape. The flesh is usually pale green in color, while the smooth peel ranges from greenish to yellow. Like most fruit, honeydew has seeds. Honeydew is thick, juicy and has a sweet flesh.

Honeydew melon is low in Sodium and Calories, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It's also a good source of Vitamin B6, Folate and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C.

Prep Tips:

Cut honeydew in half and scrap out the seed pulp. Slice into wedges or spoon into melon balls.

Storage Tips:

Store unripe melons at room temperature. Refrigerate ripe melons in a plastic bag for two to three days. Once cut, cover and keep refrigerated.

Harvest Season:

July & August

Farm Recipe:

Honeydew melon are most often used in fresh preparations such as fruit salads or cold soups. Honeydew pairs will with lime, mint and fresh berries. Substitute honeydew for any green-fleshed melon in recipes.

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