Musk Melon also widely known as cantaloupe comes under the melon family ‘curcurbitaceae’ along with pumpkins, gourds and cucumbers. Cantaloupes are the most popular kind of musk melon in America. Although all cantaloupes are considered to be musk melons, all musk melons are not cantaloupes. In the Indian markets a variety known as ambrosia melon is very popular. This variety tastes and looks like the cantaloupe but the color of the flesh is a brighter orange.
Nutrition Value and Medicinal Uses:
The varied medicinal uses of musk melon are due to the high nutritional value of the fruit. It also prevents osteoporosis and cancer. The vitamin C present in musk melon helps in the production of white blood cells that help to fight infections and build a strong immune system. The natural minerals and nutrients present in the fruit also give a synergistic combination which helps the body cope with nicotine withdrawal. Smoking depletes the amount of vitamin C in the body and by drinking musk melon juice you can replace it.
Musk Melon for Pregnant Women:
The folic acid present in the fruit is very good for pregnant women and makes the baby healthy. Its high content of folate is known to prevent the neural tube defect that occurs in the second week of pregnancy. High folate content during pregnancy ensures the proper production and maintenance of the new cells, the synthesis of DNA and RNA. The musk melons being chosen for consumption should not be hard but a little firm. Do not use fruit that is soft and yellowing. The melons should also be a little heavy which will mean that there is a lot of juice in it. Make sure to wash the musk melons properly before using it since they are grown in the ground. It is important that you remember some of these tips and choose the fruits that are most fresh.