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cantaloupe

Why to Buy A Cantaloupe Next Time You Shop…

First, because cantaloupe is gluten-free and makes for a nice varietal in your breakfast or for snacks!

Plus, they are full of good vitamins and tend to rank higher on the list of ‘clean’ fruits.

“We seldom think about fruits as providing a broad spectrum of nutrients. In addition, when this food group gets placed in the nutritional spotlight, it’s usually berries that get first mention among the nutritional standouts. Yet judging from its nutrient profile, cantaloupe is a fruit that should get us thinking differently about fruit and nourishment.”

Cantaloupe are high in vitamin C and vitamin A…along with high levels of copper, colate and the B vitamins.

In other words, if you and your kids like cantaloupe, then you should feel free to have it often!

How to tell when a cantaloupe is ripe?

The way to tell if a cantaloupe is ripe and ready to eat is by picking it up and smelling the ‘spot’ or end…

If it smells like cantaloupe, then it’s ready…

If you don’t smell anything, then it needs another day or two.

Here is another resource to read more about cantaloupe…

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