Making Smoothies with Melon (cantaloupe)

Cantaloupe is a variety of muskmelon that grows on vines along the ground. Cantaloupe fruits typically have a rough and scaly outer rind that is light tan in color. The fruit's flesh is bright orange in color, thick textured, and is sweet in flavor (when ripe). The melon also contains several flat seeds in it's center. Cantaloupe seeds are edible, full of nutrients, and can be roasted just the same as pumpkin and squash seeds. China currently leads the world in production of cantaloupe, and grows over half of the world's crop.

Fun Fact

1 cup of cantaloupe provides over 70% of your daily value of vitamin C.

Melon (cantaloupe) Flavor Pairings

Basil (fresh), Cinnamon (Ground), Peppermint, Spearmint, Nutmeg (ground), Black Pepper, White Pepper, Salt, Vanilla Extract, Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Date (medjool), Fig, Mango, Melon (honeydew), Nectarine, Papaya, Peach, Watermelon, Pineapple, Strawberry, Cilantro, Cucumber, Garlic, Ginger Root, Onion, Cashew Butter, Honey,
Melon (cantaloupe) Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 34.0
Calories from Fat 1.71
Total Fat 0.19g
Saturated Fat 0.051g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.081g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 16.0mg
Potassium 267.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.16g
Dietary Fiber 0.9g
Sugars 7.86g
Protein 0.84g
Vitamin A 169.0µg
Vitamin C 36.7mg
Calcium 9.0mg
Iron 0.21mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Choline 7.6mg
Folate 21.0µg
Niacin 0.734mg
Riboflavin 0.019mg
Thiamin 0.041mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.072mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 0.05mg
Vitamin K 2.5µg
Copper 0.041mg
Magnesium 12.0mg
Phosphorus 15.0mg
Selenium 0.4µg
Zinc 0.18mg
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 90.15g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific Name Cucumis melo
Nitrogen Factor 6.25
Protein Factor 3.36
Fat Factor 8.37
Carb Factor 3.6