Need to know how to pick a cantaloupe? The melon should have a flowery, sweet smell with some give with pressure to the sides (no super soft spots, which mean spoilage!). Like choosing oranges or stone-fruits, select a melon that feels heavy for its size.
Slice in half, remove the seeds, and cut out the flesh to serve. Diced cantaloupe is less than 60 calories per cup and is high in vitamins A and C, for immune, vision and skin health. Try this melon:
- As a great snack/dessert on its own;
- In a fruit salad tossed with fresh mint and blueberries; or
- Cubed and wrapped with prosciutto as a savory appetizer.