Kiwano Melons

Seasonality of Kiwano Melons:

  • Kiwano melons are available year-round.

Health Benefits of Kiwano Melons:

  • Kiwano melons are a good source of Vitamin C, iron and potassium.
  • It also contains smaller amounts of phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, calcium and copper.

How to Select Kiwano Melons:

  • Choose kiwano melons that are bright orange in color and free from bruising or soft spots.

How to Store Kiwano Melons:

  • Store kiwano melons at room temperature. Don’t refrigerate!
  • Once ripe, kiwano melons are best consumed within a few days.

How to Prepare Kiwano Melons:

  • Trim off kiwano melon spikes with a veggie peeler, then slice into rounds or wedges.
  • The peel, pulp and seeds are all edible. Try sprinkling with salt or lemon juice for a yummy snack. Or, use a spoon to scoop out the pulp and add to smoothies or salad dressings.

Fun Facts About Kiwano Melons:

  • Kiwano melons are also known as a horned melon or horned cucumber.
  • The pulp is lime green and similar to jelly, and filled with tender, white, edible seeds. It tastes similar to a cucumber, melon or lime.
  • Did you know Kiwano melons made an appearance in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”? A bowl of horned melons were spotted in the movie when Rey sat down to eat at Maz Kanata’s castle.

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