Melons are such a favourite with our grandchildren in the summer! Orange-fleshed cantaloupe are among the most nutritious of the many varieties of melon. A 100g portion supplies more than half the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. and is also a good source of beta carotene (which the body converts into vitamin A.) Both of these are antioxidants which may help to prevent cancer and heart disease. It is thought that the high water content in melons may stimulate the kidneys to work more efficiently.
Melons are low in calories so they are a popular choice for slimmers. Sprinkle some ginger on your melon slice instead of sugar. Delicious!
(Source organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.)