A melon is any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae with sweet, edible, and fleshy fruit. Melons are not only low in calories and fat, but they are also high in essential vitamins and minerals. Here are types of melon you didn't know.
Watermelon is a flowering plant species of the Cucurbitaceae family. A scrambling and trailing vine-like plant, it was originally domesticated in Africa.
2. Crenshaw Melon
Mostly spherical in shape, it has a somewhat flattened bottom and tapers to a gentle point at the stem-end. The hard rind is yellowish-green, and has a rough corrugated texture void of netting.
Gac is a type of perennial melon grown throughout Southeast Asian countries and Northeastern Australia. Gac is notable for its orange-reddish color resulting from its rich content of beta-carotene and lycopene.
The Canary melon is a large, bright-yellow elongated melon with a pale green to white inner flesh. This melon has a distinctively sweet flavor that is slightly tangier than a honeydew melon.
The sprite melon is a kind of melon, similar to honeydew, which originates from Japan. A sprite melon has a round shape and is typically about the size of a grapefruit.
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