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Honeydew Melon

Honeydew and other melons are part of the cucurbitaceous (gourd) family. The flesh inside of the fruit is pale green to yellow, while the smooth peel is green to yellow in appearance. Like most fruits, honeydew contains seeds.


Honeydew melon is very low in calories and contains a small amount of natural sodium which makes the melon tastes rather unique with its sweet and salty flavour. Honeydew melon contains soluble and insoluble fiber.


Soluble fiber helps keep blood sugar balanced by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates.


It also lowers cholesterol by carrying it out of the body. Insoluble fiber is the type of dietary fiber that keeps food moving through the digestive tract, preventing constipation and some types of gastrointestinal disease.


One cup of honeydew melon has a total of 1.4 grams of fiber.


Like other B vitamins, vitamin B-6 functions as a coenzyme, which means it must be present for enzymes to activate chemical processes.


It is used by more than 100 enzymes, many of which metabolize protein.


Vitamin B-6 must be present for the creation of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood and sleep.


It also converts an amino acid, homocysteine, into other beneficial substances, which is important because high levels of homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.


Honeydew contains a substantial amount of useful minerals, such as potassium, that aid in sustaining water level in the body.


It is made up of approximately 90 percent water, therefore, is a good source for quenching thirst and hydration at cellular level.


It is also great for individuals suffering from hypertension as this fruit is rich in potassium, an essential mineral that counteracts the blood-elevation effects of table salt.


Like watermelon, the superb hydration quality of honeymelon makes the juice an important help for reducing water retention and oedema.

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