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Cantaloupe

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About This Food

Description

What could be better than the anticipation of cutting into a juicy, sweet, deep orange melon?

Relatives of squash, cantaloupe were named after the Italian town of Cantalupa, meaning “wolf howl”.

In addition to a powerful punch of beta-carotene and vitamin C, cantaloupes also offer a good source of potassium.

Estimated Glycemic Load=5
Antioxidant Score* (
ORAC)=315

Selecting & Storing

Choose cantaloupes that are heavy for their size, have a sweet, fruity fragrance, a thick, well-raised netting and yield slightly to pressure at the blossom end. Avoid melons with soft spots or an overly strong odor. Store unripe cantaloupes at room temperature, ripe melons in the refrigerator. Cantaloupes easily absorb other food odors so if refrigerating for more than a day or two, wrap the melon in plastic wrap.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminA
  • VitaminC
Good Source of
  • Potassium
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s)melons

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Calories: 54

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.3 g
Saturated Fat
0.08 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.13 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
74 g
ALA
74 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
13.06 g
Net Carbohydrate
11.62 g
Sugars
12.58 g
Fiber
1.44 g
Protein
1.34 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
5411.2 IU
108%
Vitamin C
58.72 mg
98%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.08 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.12 mg
6%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
4 mg
5%
Folate
33.6 mcg
8%
Niacin
1.17 mg
6%
Riboflavin
0.03 mg
2%
Thiamin
0.07 mg
5%
Choline
12.16 mg
2%
Minerals
Calcium
14.4 mg
1%
Copper
0.07 mg
4%
Iron
0.34 mg
2%
Magnesium
19.2 mg
5%
Manganese
0.07 mg
4%
Phosphorous
24 mg
2%
Potassium
427.2 mg
12%
Selenium
0.64 mcg
1%
Sodium
25.6 mg
1%
Zinc
0.29 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
25.6 mcg
Beta-carotene
3232 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
1.6 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
41.6 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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