Fun Facts about Cantaloupe:

Cantaloupe is not only tasty but can provide wonderful health benefits for other organisms that consume it!  Cantaloupe have HIGH amount of vitamin C and A. Vitamin A is a great nutrient which helps with vision. Vitamin C serves as an antioxidant in the water-soluble areas of the body which is extremely important because they protect your body from free radicals which can damage cells, and may play a role in preventing diseases such as cancer and heart disease.


A major incident involving cantaloupe was the listeria outbreak in 2011 where cantaloupes from Jensen Farm in Colorado were recalled because of possible infection.  The final toll was 2 deaths and 84 reported cases. As of now, there are no major recalls of cantaloupe but always keep an eye out for new recalls.



This link here leads on how to correctly choose a ripe cantaloupe.

This link here shows you how to correctly hunt a "wild cantloupe" in the wild. (this is a joke, please do not actually follow the instructions since cantaloupe does not roam like a animal)