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melons [1]click to hear

Related to squash and cucumbers, these tender fruits are juicy sweet and refreshing; they are primarily consumed raw.
melons [1] casaba melon honeydew melon muskmelon cantaloupe

casaba melon click to hear

The flavor of its creamy white flesh, often less fragrant than that of other melons, can be enhanced with lemon or lime juice.

honeydew melon click to hear

Owes its name to its very sweet, green flesh; its smooth firm rind turns creamy-yellow as it ripens.

muskmelon click to hear

Named for the characteristic musky smell of its flesh; it has a textured rind and its flavorful flesh is pink or orange.

cantaloupe click to hear

This orange-fleshed melon is characterized by its patterned textured ribs; the most widely cultivated variety is the charentais.