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Cantaloupe melons

Melon is a term used for various members of the Cucurbitaceae family with fleshy fruit. Melon can refer to either the plant or the fruit, which is a false berry. Many different cultivars have been produced, particularly of muskmelons. The plant grows as a vine. The melon has a very high water content.

Melons are not usually cooked and are often eaten as a starter.

How much does one cup of melon weigh?

Estimated US cup to weight equivalents:

Ingredient US Cups Grams Ounces
150 grams 5 ounces

Conversion notes:
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Try this unusual recipe that uses the discarded seeds and pulp from a cantaloupe melon: Horchata de melΓ³n.

Seasonal Information: Melons

This information is specifically for countries in the northern temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere; particularly the United Kingdom, however it should be applicable for northern USA, northern Europe, Canada, Russia, etc.

Melons are at their best and in season during the following months: July, August & September.

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