10 Surprising Benefits of Honeydew Melon
Written by Ansley Hill, RD, LD — Updated on November 28, 2018
Honeydew melon, or honeymelon, is a fruit that belongs to the melon species cucumis melo (muskmelon).
The sweet flesh of honeydew is typically light green, while its skin has a white-yellow tone. Its size and shape are similar to that of its relative, the cantaloupe.
Honeydew melon is available worldwide and can be eaten by itself or used in desserts, salads, snacks and soups.
Though its greatest appeal may be its flavor, honeydew is also nutritious and may provide several benefits.
Here are 10 surprising benefits of honeydew melon.
- Rich in Nutrients
The diverse nutrient profile of honeydew is arguably its most valuable asset.
In fact, the various nutrients and plant compounds may be responsible for its many potential health benefits.
A 1-cup (177-gram) serving of honeydew melon provides :
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