Here’s a trick question. Use your melon, and try to figure it out.
Q: Why don’t musk melons get married?
A: Because they cantaloupe.
Probably the most popular melon in the United States, the sweet cantaloupe is a fruit salad staple. It’s also commonly known as the musk melon or the rock melon. And it’s delicious!
How can you pick the best fresh cantaloupe?
- The cantaloupe should smell slightly sweet.
- It should be light tan in color and not too green.
- A good cantaloupe will not have dents, puncture holes, or big bruises.
- The soft spot on the blossom end should be slightly soft, but not mushy.
- When you shake the cantaloupe, you should be able to hear the faint sound of its seeds rattling inside.
It’s OK to pick a softer cantaloupe, if you will cut and serve it immediately/ Choose a firmer one, if you plan to save it for future use.
Never buy a cantaloupe with bugs swarming around it, of course. This might indicate a leak or rotten portion. Or it could simply point to an unclean vendor spot.
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