Also known as tembikai susu in Malay, honeydew is the third most popular melon and the sweetest of all melons. It is characterized by large, round to slightly oval shape and smooth, white rind. The flesh is pale green or white green in colour with juicy and sweet flavour when ripe. There are oval tan seeds filled in the central of the flesh which have many nutritious benefits including vitamins and minerals.
Honeydew can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge. At room temperature, whole honeydew can last up to 2 to 4 days, while cut honeydew can last for only 4 hours. Whole or cut honeydew that stored in the fridge can last about 5 to 7 days. Whole honeydew should be stored at the crisper drawer of the fridge, cut honeydew should be stored in an airtight container.
Ways to eat/use Honeydew:
Can be eaten as it is, made into juice/smoothie, put into salad, etc.
What is the difference between Honeydew and Cantaloupe?
Honeydew and Cantaloupe are the same species which is closely related. They have many similarities but also have some differences. Honeydew has a smooth, light-coloured rind and pale green flesh, while Cantaloupe has a darker, netted rind and orange flesh. Honeydew has also a sweeter taste. Both Honeydew and Cantaloupe are rich in nutrients, Cantaloupe has 2x Vitamin C and more Vitamin A than Honeydew, but it may carry a higher risk of being contaminated with harmful bacteria.
What are the benefits of eating Local Honeydew?
Honeydews are great for maintaining our bone health as it contains vitamins such as vitamin K and folate which are essential for doing so. Honeydew also has vitamin C, making honeydew a good food that can keep our skin healthy since vitamin C aids with collagen production.
Source for Information: Healthline