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The honeydew is a pale green or orange musk melon with a sweet white pulp. This fruit is a good source of potassium and vitamin C.

Available the whole year with peak season May through December.

Note: Avoid mellons with hard, dead-white rind with green tint. This is a sign of unripeness. To check for ripeness, gently press the blossom end depression and feel if it gives.

Caloric Content

Calories: 46
Protein: .59 gm
Carbohydrates:11.8 gm
Fiber: .77 gm
Total fats: .13 gm
Saturated fats: - gm
Unsaturated fats: - gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg

1. 1/10, 226 grams

Vitamin Content

Vitamin A: 525000 IU
Thiamine:.099 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2:.023 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6:.076 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12: 0 6 mcg
Biotin: - 300 mcg
Niacin:.774 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid:.267 10 mg
Folic acid: - 400 mcg
Vitamin C: 32 60 mg
Vitamin E: - 30 IU

1. 1/10, 226 grams

Mineral Content

Calcium: 81000 mg
Copper: .053 2 mg
Iron: .09 18 mg
Magnesium: 9 400 mg
Manganese:.023 n/a mg
Phosphorus: 131000 mg
Potassium: 350 n/a mg
Selenium: - n/a mcg
Sodium: 13 n/a mg
Zinc: - 15 mg

1. 1/10, 226 grams

Amino Acid Content

Tryptophan:- gm
Threonine:- gm
Isoleucine:- gm
Leucine:- gm
Lysine:- gm
Methionine:- gm
Cysteine:- gm
Phenylalanine:- gm
Tyrosine:- gm
Valine:- gm
Arginine:- gm
Histidine:- gm
Alanine:- gm
Aspartic acid:- gm
Glutamic acid:- gm
Glycine:- gm
Proline: - gm
Serine: - gm

1. 1/10, 226 grams


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