Fresh Cantaloupes

Fresh Cantaloupes on a cutting boardYou know it is summertime when you walk down the produce aisle, and you are stopped by that sweet perfume of perfect melon. Well, it’s here, and the fresh cantaloupes are at peak season!

We love our summer cantaloupe by the slice, wrapped with prosciutto, in a cold melon soup, ice pop, or smoothie. Enjoy them while they are here.

Cantaloupes are a variety of the muskmelon species. But, today the name can also refer to any orange-fleshed melon.

How To Tell If Fresh Cantaloupes Are Ripe
A ripe cantaloupe smells sweet and is firm to the touch. An odorless one is likely to lack flavor, and if it is too spongy it is overripe. The stem end will have a little bit of give if you press gently with your thumbs. A ripe cantaloupe will also feel heavier than it looks. If your melon has a bleached spot it’s fine to eat—that is from resting on the ground while attached to the vine.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask our product department for help.

Some of Our Favorite Cantaloupe Recipes
Melonseed Horchata
Tomato, Chile, Melon Salad
Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Avocado-Melon Salsa
Melon Ceviche

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