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Also Known As : Kharabooj
Technical Name : Cucumis melo


Taste Profile

It has a mild sweet flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Melons can be added to smoothies and salads.

Common names and forms

  1. Melon puree


Melon is a sweet fleshy fruit that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It is eaten fresh. Some of the varieties of melon can be made into preserves or can even be pickled.

Health benefits

  • Melons contain carotenoids that prevent cancer.(1)
  • They have diuretic properties that help in kidney disease.(1)
  • They prevent blood clotting that promotes better heart health.(1)
  • They have a high content of water that helps in better digestion.(1)
  • They contain B vitamins that metabolises carbohydrates in the body and gives an energy boost.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose firm melons having thick and coarse netting on its surface.


Excessive consumption of Melons may cause increase in blood sugar level.(2)

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