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Cantaloupe, Diced

Department of Defense fact sheet containing nutritional information for diced cantaloupe.

Product Description

Cantaloupe chunks are ready to serve and are from one to one and a half inches in size. The cantaloupe chunks are packaged in a filtered water-based solution with sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate, which allows for a 15 day shelf life from the date of production as well as for maintaining freshness, flavor, and nutrients.

Peak Growing Season

Available May through December, but California crops peak in July and August.

Uses

Cantaloupe chunks can be eaten fresh or used in fruit salads.

Preparation

None, but for optimal fresh taste, rinse chunks in cold water.

Storage

Containers should be stored at 32-37 degrees Fahrenheit.

Best If Used By

For best quality, refrigerate upon receipt for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Facts

A 1/2 cup serving of diced cantaloupe provides:

Calories 27
Protein .66 g
Carbohydrate 6.36 g
Fat 0.15 g
Saturated Fat 0.040 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 132 RE
Vitamin C 28.6 mg
Iron .16 mg
Calcium 7 mg
Sodium 12 mg
Dietary Fiber .07 g

Source of Information

Produce Marketing Association [http://www.pma.com/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Produce Oasis [http://www.produceoasis.com/] External link opens in new window or tab.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrition Data Laboratory [http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-35-45-00] External link opens in new window or tab.
Dole [http://www.dole.com] External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions: Amy Bell | abell@cde.ca.gov | 800-952-5609 
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 6, 2017
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