- One cup of cantaloupe contains over 100% of your daily dose of vitamins A and C.
- Watermelons are a good source of lycopene, a substance that some research suggests may help prevent prostate cancer.
- Melons are a low calorie, dense food. That means you can fill up on melon without eating too many calories.
Warning - Food Poisoning and MelonsA word of caution about melons. Melons grow on the ground and can have rough surface that are very hard to clean. When you cut them with a knife, the dirt on the outside of the melon can be carried inside (and then eaten). This can cause food poisoning. To protect yourself, be sure to wash melons (even watermelons) thoroughly before cutting.
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Source(s): U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Nutrition Information for Raw Fruits.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Nutrition Information for Raw Fruits.