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Time To Gorge On Honeydew Melons
Apr 2017
Haseena Begum
Dietician, Apollo Life

Melons are usually found in summers and should be consumed when in season. These are the best fruits to opt for during the summers as they have high water content. Fruits from the melon family are also a good source of nutrition.

Thus, including different varieties of melon in the diet provides numerous health benefits but the honeydew melon variety is not so commonly consumed. Nevertheless, this fruit is filled with vitamins and is pale yellow on the outside with a hard rind and juicy flesh on the inside; the taste of this melon varies from bland to sweet depending on how ripe it is.

Nutritive Value

  • This is a low calorie fruit with 14 grams of natural sugar and thus helps in providing immediate energy. It is a filling snack and reduces hunger pangs
  • It is a good source of fibre and 1.4 grams of fibre is received from one serving of honeydew melon
  • Though low in protein, it is also a low fat fruit
  • One of the important minerals to keep your heart healthy and functioning properly is potassium and honeydew melon has enough potassium. Also, when combined with the water content present in it, this fruit provides protection to the heart
  • Honeydew melon is also rich in vitamin C and contains half the recommended daily dose of this vitamin
  • Apart from the above nutrients, honeydew melon is also a good source of B complex vitamins and many important minerals like calcium and zinc