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When to Enjoy

King O’ The West Honeydew and western cantaloupe are at their peak from August through October. They mature on the vine until fully ripe, so you can enjoy their uniquely sweet flavor in every bite. And if you like honeydew and cantaloupe, you’ll want to try orangedew melons, which have a similar delicious flavor. Enjoy any of these on their own, add a few chunks to your salad, or use them in these great recipes.

Recipes

Tips

  • Rinse whole melons thoroughly before cutting. For convenience, you can also purchase cut melons in our Produce department.
  • Store cut melons in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Honeydew melons and cantaloupes are good source of vitamin C and beta-carotene.

A serving of 1/4 of a medium cantaloupe (4.8 oz) provides about 50 calories, and the following:

Sodium: 20 mg/1% DV
Potassium: 240 mg/7% DV
Carbs: 12 g/4% DV
Fiber: 1 g/4% DV
Sugars: 11 g
Protein: 1 g
Vitamin A: 120% DV
Vitamin C: 80% DV
Calcium: 2% DV
Iron: 2% DV

A serving of 1/10 of a medium honeydew melon (4.8 oz) provides about 50 calories, and the following:

Sodium: 30 mg/1% DV
Potassium: 210 mg/6% DV
Carbs: 12 g/4% DV
Fiber: 1 g/4% DV
Sugars: 11 g
Protein: 1 g
Vitamin A: 2 % DV
Vitamin C: 45% DV
Calcium: 2% DV
Iron: 2% DV

Percent Daily Values (% DV) based on a 2,000-calorie diet.