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?
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Try this unusual recipe that uses the discarded seeds and pulp from a cantaloupe melon:
Horchata de melón
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.
Melons: What portion size makes one of my 5 a day?
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1 fresh apple
2 heaped tablespoons of apple puree
6 halves of unsweetened tinned apricots
3 whole fresh apricots
Half an avocado
4 heaped tablespoons of blackcurrants
4 heaped tablespoons of blueberries
11 tinned cherries
14 fresh cherries
3 fresh dates
2 fresh figs
150ml glass of unsweetened fruit juice
3 heaped tablespoons of tinned fruit salad
3 heaped tablespoons of fresh fruit salad
150ml glass of fruit smoothie
1 handful of gooseberries
8 segments of tinned grapefruit
half a fresh grapefruit
1 handful of grapes
2 kiwi fruit
6 tinned lychees
6 fresh lychees
3 heaped tablespoons of tinned mandarin oranges
1 fresh mandarin orange
2 slices of fresh mango (5cm or 2 inch)
1 slice of melon (5cm or 2 inch)
6 passion fruits
1 slice of pawpaw (papaya)
2 halves of tinned peaches
1 fresh peach
2 halves of tinned pears
1 fresh pear
2 rings of tinned pineapple
3 tablespoons of crushed pineapple
1 large slice of fresh pineapple
6 tinned prunes
20 tinned raspberries
2 handfuls of fresh raspberries
5 chunks of tinned rhubarb
2 heaped tablespoons of cooked rhubarb
9 tinned strawberries
7 fresh strawberries
1 heaped tablespoon of sultanas
1 heaped tablespoon of tomato puree
2 tinned whole tinned plum tomatoes
1 large fresh tomato
7 fresh cherry tomatoes
4 dried apple rings
3 whole dried apricots
1 handful of dried banana chips
1 heaped tablespoon of dried cherries
1 heaped tablespoon of dried cranberries
1 heaped tablespoon of dried currants
2 dried figs
1 heaped tablespoon of dried mangoes
1 heaped tablespoon of dried mixed fruit
2 halves of dried peaches
2 halves of dried pear
1 heaped tablespoon of dried pineapple
3 dried prunes
1 tablespoon of raisins
4 sundried tomatoes
5 a day fruit picker Apple: fresh Apple puree Apricot: tinned Apricot: fresh Avocado pear Banana Blackberries Blackcurrants Blueberries Cherries: tinned Cherries: Fresh Clementines Damsons Dates Figs Fruit juice: unsweetened Fruit salad: tinned Fruit salad: fresh Fruit smoothie Gooseberries Grapefruit: tinned Grapefruit: fresh Grapes Kiwi fruit Kumquats Lychees: tinned Lychees: fresh Mandarin oranges: tinned Mandarin orange: fresh Mango: fresh Melon Nectarine Orange Passion fruit Pawpaw (papaya) Peaches: tinned Peaches: fresh Pears: tinned Pear: fresh Pineapple: tinned Pineapple: crushed Pineapple: fresh Plums Prunes: tinned Prunes Raspberries: tinned Raspberries: fresh Rhubarb: tinned Rhubarb: cooked Satsumas Sharon fruit Strawberries: tinned Strawberries: fresh Tangerines Tomato puree Tomatoes: tinned Tomato: fresh Tomatoes: cherry - - - - - DRIED FRUIT - - - - - Apple rings: dried Apricots: dried Banana chips Cherries: dried Cranberries: dried Currants Figs Mangoes: dried Mixed fruit: dried Peaches: dried Pears: dried Pineapple: dried Prunes: dried Raisins Sultanas Sundried tomatoes
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