Nutritional Facts About Canaloupes

The Benefits of this Superfood


Cantaloupes are another one of my favorites, As a child growing up I still can remember the days when my parents would call me for a juicy slice of cantaloupes, so in this article, we will be looking at some facts that pertain to cantaloupe. To learn more about cantaloupes click this link. Garden fruits and vegetables

Fun facts about

1. Cantaloupes originated in India and Africa.

2. Muskmelon and honeydew melon is a family of the cantaloupe.

3. Cantaloupes grow on a vine.

4. China produces more melon than any other country in the world.

5. In some countries, cantaloupes are known as rockmelons.

6. The vine of cantaloupes can reach up to 5 ft.

7. Cantaloupe is the most popular melon in the USA.

8. Cantaloupes can help with weight loss.

9. It’s said that cantaloupe does not ripen after it is picked.

10. Cantaloupes have been around for more than 2000 Yrs.

Vitamins that are found in cantaloupes include, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, folate, and fiber

Cantaloupes aids in weight loss as well as lowering our blood pressure, below is a list of body ailments that a diet in cantaloupe can also fight.

Health benefits

1. Cantaloupes aids in weight loss.

2. Cantaloupes aids in healthy skin.

3. It can improve the immune system.

4. It can help to lower blood pressure.

5. Cantaloupe is good for your hair.

6. It can help fight prostate cancer.

7. It is good for the digestive system.

8. It can help to promote good vision.

9. It helps to protect against heart disease.

10. A diet of cantaloupes can help to prevent constipation.

The final word

Cantaloupes can do a whole lot of amazing things for our bodies, so let’s include this fruit in our diet and give our body the boost that it needs.


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14 thoughts on “Nutritional Facts About Canaloupes”

  1. Cantaloupes are AMAZING…I didn’t know it had so many health benefits when eating it…I am going to be eating more from now on haha

    I really feel like natural foods are the way forward in treating illnesses and problems with our health…I dont believe in pharma drugs, natural herbs and remedies are the way forward. Really well written article and provided me with a lot of value, thank you

    • Hello Matthew it is so good to meet you and I agree with you. Going natural is the way to go, thanks for those kind words I am glad that I could help all the best to you and have a good day. Can you do me a favor please and tell others about my website, it is Thanks a million.

  2. I read your facts on onions which was so interesting, decided to look over your website and found this interesting post on cantaloupes. I did not know that they don’t ripen after picked, so this means they will last longer once you get them home from the store? I am also curious how they help with weight loss.

    • Hello Matt’s Mom it is good to meet you and to help you where ever I can. Cantaloupes once picked freshly from the field can last anywhere from a week up to two weeks depending on how rip they are when you pick them and they help person loose weight because of their low calorie content. Hope this helps, all the best to you and have a good day.

  3. I love all kinds of melon and there are quite a few facts that you mentioned I never knew about. Thanks so much for showing the importance of this fruit in our diet. You said in your article though that this fruit comes from Africa and India. Do you know how it came to the USA?

    • Hello Reyhana and it so good to meet you, I am glad that I could help. History shows that watermelons came to the USA by slave that was from Africa, so it is amazing how far they came from. Today this fruit is enjoyed by many of people all over the world, hope this helps all the best to you have a good and please do tell others sabout my website. It is Thanks again and all the best to you.

  4. I love Cantaloupes but I never realized the health benefits. I must admit I have always thought of them as having little nutritional value. We call them Rock Melons in Australia. I also love the Honeydew melon. It is sweeter than the Cantaloupe. I will have to start eating more of them and it definitely will be a tasty way to get some extra nutritional value into my diet.

  5. Love the breakdown of all the benefits of cantaloupes. I’ve been getting deep into the melons of late and they seem to have many benefits, like improved health and weight loss, plus…they taste amazing. Right?
    I am really excited that it lowers blood pressure as well, and can’t wait to use it more often in my smoothies. Thanks Norman!

    • Hello Dan it is so good to meet you and it is so good to enjoy the benefits of cantaloupes. Cantaloupe in my opinion can be class as a super food or fruit because of its many benefits. Glad that I could help, all the best to you and have a good day.

  6. Ahhh, the only time I came across a cantaloupe before was in a song we had to listen to in Spanish class at school! How interesting! I never knew what they were until now!
    and wow, it’s another weight loss fruit! I need to put together a list of fruits that aid the digestive system and bowel movement because I have IBS and I’m willing to try anything!

    • Hello Cavy it is so nice to meet you and it is amazing the vitamins cantaloupe contains and how they are so beneficial to the body,.I believe in going natural because you don’t have to worry about side effects. All the best to you have a good day.

  7. I didn’t know that China is the biggest melon producer. I always liked cantaloupe, it’s very refreshing i could say and also kids like them too. Kids can be difficult when it comes to fruits but in general they like cantaloupe.

  8. Hi Norman,
    Cantaloupes are another one of my favorites. I haven’t had one in a while now. Reading this has given me a whole lot of reasons to get one. I see that they also help with weight loss which makes them even better! Thank you for all this healthy information.


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