Fruits

What types of melon are there?

There are different types of melon, in fact it is one of the fruits that presents the greatest variety in shapes, color and flavor. It is also true that when consumed regularly it can bring many benefits to the body. Each of these melon varieties has its own characteristics, possibly due to the fact that melon is grown almost all over the world.

 

Best known types of melon

You may be surprised to discover that there are many types of melon, some of them are winter or summer. Because it is a fruit that is grown seasonally, so it also varies greatly in terms of size, texture and aroma. Would you like to know the names of the most commercial melons? In that case, follow the reading of this post.

Cantaloupe melon

This variety of melon is characterized because it can be grown all year round, perhaps for that reason it is present in markets around the world. Its consistency is hard and the crust is cross-linked and thick, the pulp is salmon-colored, it is also juicy and has a pleasant aroma. It is also known by the name of corrugated melon.

Toadskin melon

Of the summer melons this is the most popular, for several reasons. On the one hand, because it is grown in large quantities and on the other hand when ripened well, they have an intense and very sweet flavor. There are yellow and green, but the greens are the best known, it has an oval shape and the skin is wrinkled and rough.

Melon Galia

Its cultivation is carried out all over the world because it is resistant and can adapt well to different climates. It is round in shape, totally spherical and when ripened well the flavor is sweet and with a good aroma. The color of the bark usually changes from green to yellow as it matures.

Yellow melon

It has an intense yellow color, hence its name. Of the different types of melon offered by national and international markets, this one has a particular smell that differentiates it from the others. The pulp of this melon is juicy and slightly spicy in taste.

Melon charentais

It is the favorite of the French and Italian markets, they are juicy, aromatic and sweet taste. Due to how juicy it is, it is appropriate for consumption during the summer to provide hydration to the body. It also contains large amounts of the nutrients required by the human body.

Honey dew melon

It is the variety of melon that is juicier and sweeter, is soft-skinned and the flesh is thick. Among the benefits it brings to health we have, large amounts of vitamin C and antioxidant properties.

Valencian melon

It differs from the rest of the melons, because its rind is very thin, light yellow and the flesh is juicy and greenish in color. It is also distinguished by being sweeter than the other types of melon.

The millenary fruit

The cultivation of this fruit has been carried out for thousands of years. It began to be cultivated on the Asian continent and has spread throughout the world. That is why it is not surprising that in Asia they take advantage of Chinese melon properties for centuries.

 

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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