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Let us share with you some information about this delicious fruit:

Origin and characteristics:

Sweet melons, also commonly known as honeydew melons, come originally from the South of France and Algeria. The cultivation of this fruit is now extended to many other countries around the world.

Sweet melons have a very juicy and thick flesh that normally tastes sweet. The weight can vary from 1.8 to 3.6 kilograms and the colour from a light green to orange.


Sweet melon can be found in South Africa at their most optimal flavor between November and August. September and October are not advisable for consumption of sweet melon.


Sweet melons are a rich source of vitamin A and C. The first one is essential on the maintenance of good eyesight and can assist preventing cataracts. The vitamin C is a strong antioxidant and assists boosting the immune system.


If you are looking for sweet melon recipes, we give you here with a couple of ideas that won’t disappoint you:

  • Melon with Prosciutto: The saltiness of the prosciutto mixes perfectly with the watery and sweet flavor of the melon. This dish is as easy as cutting the melon in cubes and wrapping one slide of prosciutto around each piece of melon.
  • Add some pieces of melon to your favorite salads. The sweet flavor of the melon gets enhanced with tangy vinaigrettes.
  • A very nice afternoon snack for hot summer days is pieces of melon combined with chunks of feta cheese. Very tasty and easy to prepare.


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