Honeydew Melon Health Benefits

melonNutritional Value: Honeydews are a little bit milder in flavor than cantaloupes. Their nutritional values include 36 Calories; 9.09g Carbohydrates; 0.14g Fat; 50 I.U. Vitamin A; less than lmg each Thiamin, Niacin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Betaine and Vitamin E; 18mg Vitamin C; i9mfg Folate; 7.6mg Choline; and 2-9mcg Vitamin K. Minerals include 6mg Calcium; less than lmg each Iron, Zinc, Copper and Manganese; 10mg Magnesium, llmg Phosphorus, 228mg Potassium; 18mg Sodium; and o.7mcg Selenium. Others include 0.54g Protein and 0.41g Ash. Honeydews are made up of approximately 90% water.

Health Benefits: Nutrients in honeydew melons help control blood pressure. Folate helps with fetal development in pregnant women. Folate also protects the brain, especially from Alzheimer’s. Because of its high water content, honeydews help us hydrate, as well.

Including Honeydew Melons in Your Diet: This sweet melon is good by itself to start the day or as a late afternoon energy snack. Because it’s a melon and clears the stomach in about 10 minutes, it might be best to include it in salads with other melons only. It can be juiced with other fruits or included in protein shakes and smoothies, as well.