The melon is a summer fruit found on markets between June and August.
Nutritional value of melons
Low in calories (30 to 50 kilocalories per 100 grammes), the melon provides significant quantities of vitamins C and B9, fibre and especially provitamin A (carotene).
There are three major varieties of melon:
- the Charentais melon , with sweet orange flesh and a green rind;
- the Galia melon , with green flesh and a sweet flavour;
- yellow and green melons with white flesh.
A melon's fragrance and heaviness is a sign that it is full of sugar. If the peduncle is no longer present or if it is very wrinkly, the melon may be perfectly ripe.
The melon is a very sweet summer fruit. © DR