photo of a cantaloupe

Cantaloupe and other melons are gourds, in the same family as squashes and pumpkins, but you'd never guess it from their sweet and juicy flavor. Browse the nutrition education resources below specific to cantaloupe and other melons.

Melon Recipes

USDA Mixing Bowl. SNAP Recipes.

Reasons for the Seasons: Melons (PDF | 195KB)

University of California Cooperative Extension.

Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, serving tips, tips to prevent food-borne illness, shopping tips, preparation, handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.

Cantaloupe (PDF | 455KB)

California Cantaloupe Advisory Board. California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.

Fact sheet gives history and production information of the cantaloupe, nutritional value, and benefits. Information for educators include lesson ideas, fun facts, and a short lesson plan.

Cantaloupe: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for cantaloupe and tips on how to select, store and prepare it. Also included are links to other relevant information including Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Cantaloupe, that gives new and different ways to add this fruit to your diet.

Fruits for Health Series: Melons

University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

This two page fact sheet includes facts about nutrition, selection, storage and preparation of melons. Also contains two recipes with nutrition facts.

Make the Most of Mouthwatering Melons

Wittenberg University. All Around the Hollow News.

This article provides information and tips on cooking with honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon. Recipes are included.

Cantaloupe: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy (PDF | 238KB)

University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Defines cantaloupe, and reviews methods of selection, storage and preserving. Also includes tips, nutrition facts and a recipe.

Cantaloupe: Food $ense Guide to Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (PDF | 297 KB)

Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

This document provides a broad overview of cantaloupe including availability, selection, storage, and preparation. Nutrition highlights and recipes containing cantaloupe are also included.

Selecting, Storing and Serving Ohio Melons

Ohio State University Extension.

Quick fact sheet includes information about selection and storage, yield and nutrition information. Also includes serving tips and a recipe.