Look for a well-shaped cantaloupe with a sweet smell. They should feel heavy for their size and slightly firm near the stem end. Avoid buying dark green cantaloupes that feel hard and have no smell. If there are any super soft spots, they are over ripe.
Cantaloupe may have discoloration or deformities on the rind; however, this does not mean it is bad. Check the inside before discarding.
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On average, it takes about 10 to 15 bee visits for proper pollination to grow melons.
a Cantaloupe helps you maintain good vision, fight infection and keep your skin healthy because it contains Vitamin A.
c Cantaloupe helps your body heal cuts and wounds because it contains Vitamin C.
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1 cantaloupe (peeled, seeded, and cubed)
2 cups orange juice
1 tablespoon lime juice (fresh)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
Makes 6 servings. 3/4 cup per serving.