Here's a great tool to help encourage your clients to incorporate more fruit into their eating patterns: a brand-new melon fact sheet!
- A single cup of diced cantaloupe has only 53 calories, yet it contains 106% of the daily value (DV) for vitamin A and 95% DV for vitamin C. It’s also a good source of potassium and folate.
- That same amount of diced honeydew has 61 calories, 51% DV vitamin C, and 11% DV potassium. In addition, that honeydew has some fiber, folate, and vitamin B6.
- Watermelon is the most calorie-light of the melons, with a single cup of diced watermelon weighing in at just 46 calories. Watermelon is also loaded with lycopene and good servings of vitamins A and C, along with potassium.
- Cantaloupe and honeydew actually belong to the muskmelon family. There are many varieties of these melons, which first grew in the Middle East.
- There are more than 1200 varieties of watermelon, which grows on a vine-like flowering plant and originated in Africa.
- Cantaloupe are rich in beta-carotene (in fact, they often have more beta-carotene than oranges). Beta-carotene helps form and maintain mucus membranes, skeletal and soft tissue, skin, and teeth.
- Because melons have such high water content and also contain potassium, they’re fantastic tools for helping maintain healthy blood pressure levels.
Check out this printable handout: Melon Fact Sheet!
And here are some other materials to help you maximize the impact of summer fruit!
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