A family member of squash and cucumber, the sweet and delicious cantaloupe melon is packed with nutrients and yet very low in calories. High in vitamins A, C and B, folic acid, dietary fibre and potassium, health benefits of the cantaloupe include the heart, immune system, eyesight and healthy skin.
Eye health Cantaloupe is high in beta-carotene, which can be converted in to vitamin A by our bodies. Actually, only one cup of Rock melon supplies over 100% of the recommended daily in-take of vitamin A, which plays an important role in maintaining vision.
Protects against cell damage and boosts immune system An important anti-oxidant, vitamin C protects our bodies against damage from free radicals and supports the immune system. Vitamin C is linked to the prevention of heart-disease, stroke and cancer.
Prevention of birth defects the folic acid in cantaloupe is linked to the prevention of neural tube birth-defects, especially when taken before and in the beginning of the pregnancy.
Heart health and blood pressure Cantaloupe is a good source of Potassium, an electrolyte that is needed for almost all processes in our body. Important for muscle contraction, Potassium prevents muscle cramping and helps to control heart rate. Since Potassium helps to rid the body of excess sodium, it is also linked to reducing high blood pressure.
Low calories full of flavor and nutrients, cantaloupe is surprisingly low in calories. 100 grams of Rockmelon contains only 34 calories, making this a perfect Weight management Warrior.
High in fibre important for your digestion by bulking up the stool, the high fibre content in Rockmelon will give a sufficiently full feeling, assisting in preventing you from overeating.
Skin folic acid, important in the regeneration of cells, is partly responsible for healthy skin and keeping wrinkles away. Vitamin A is also known to supports healthy skin.
A sweet summer salad made from Rocky, goat cheese and fresh mint tossed in a lemon zest vinaigrette, is a sure hit at any barbecue.
Rockmelon smoothies are delicious and healthy with an almond milk base, coconut yoghurt and just a pinch of nutmeg.
Grilled Rocky Wedges seasoned with honey and cayenne pepper makes an excellent side dish to an exotic seafood dinner.
Low fat cantaloupe and Yuzu sorbet is a great substitute for ice cream and a real thirst quencher on a hot day.