Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Cantaloupe is commonly called melon in the Philippines. During summer days, you can see street vendors selling melon drinks. The melon drinks comprised of some water, sugar, shredded melon and cubes of ice. This is a good thirst quencher during the hot summer days.

Cantaloupe is highly concentrated with excellent levels of beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, vitamin C and dietary fiber. It is also one of the very few fruits that has a high level of vitamin B complex¾B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), and B6 (pyridoxine). Cantaloupe is rich in anti-oxidants that can help prevent cancer and heart diseases. Cantaloupes have large amounts of vitamin A and C. They also can help protect against free radical damage. The high amount of beta-carotene and vitamin C (anti-oxidant) in cantaloupe makes it an excellent fruit in helping to prevent many degenerative diseases.

Now that you know that cantaloupe is good for you, go buy some in the grocery store and eat as much as you want! For myself I love sliced cantaloupe, put in the freezer for few minutes until it is almost frozen. Andrea and I just love almost frozen cantaloupe. I swear, we can eat almost half of a medium size cantaloupe.


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