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Musk Melon

Technical Name : Cucumis melo


Taste Profile

It offers a sweet flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. Muskmelon can be used as a dessert with ice cream or custard.

Common names and forms

  1. Chopped muskmelon


Muskmelon is firm, round in shape, orange in color, with moderately-sweet flesh and a thin reticulated light-brown rind. It originated in India and Africa. It is normally eaten as a fresh fruit, or used in salads.

Health benefits

  • Vitamin C, zeaxanthin, and carotenoids found in it are beneficial for maintaining healthy eyes.(1)
  • Muskmelon is a rich source of vitamin C and beta-carotene, and these nutrients are very helpful in lowering the risk of asthma.(1)
  • It contains essential nutrients that relax the blood vessels and reduces blood pressure.(1)
  • It helps to reduce oxidative stress on kidneys, which can prevent a number of kidney-related diseases.(1)
  • It has high amounts of dietary fiber, which is an essential component of healthy bowel movements and digestive health.(1)
  • It also contains folate which is very helpful for pregnant women as it helps to reduce birth defects.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose a muskmelon that is yellow-orange in color and firm. Select a melon that seems heavy for its size and does not have bruises or overly-soft spots.


People who are taking medications for heart diseases should avoid the use of muskmelon as it can interact with the medicine and cause potassium levels to increase in the blood.(2)

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