Persian Melons

Persian melons look like a larger, rounder, heavily-netted, unridged cantaloupe. The grayish-green color of the rind turns a tan color when ripe. The melon's flesh is coral colored, aromatic and sweet. Its texture is buttery and firm. A perfectly ripe Persian melon will feel heavy for its size and release strong fragrances from  its blossom end. Persian melons when ripe have a light green color under the net, the blossom ends begin to soften and the flesh has a tinge of orange.

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Persian Melon Feta Salad with Pine Nuts View
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Nutritional Information

Highlights:
Serving Size 1 Fruit
Calories 200
Carbohydrates 48 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Vitamin A 400 %
Vitamin C 320 %
Calcium 8 %
Iron 8 %