Compatibility & Temperature
Though the terms Cantaloupes and Muskmelon are used interchangeably in the trade, they are not synonymous. Cantaloupes are a type of Muskmelon as are Honeydews, Honeyball, Persian, Casaba, Spanish and Santa Claus melons.
Cantaloupes are the relatively small, green skinned melons with a netted surface. The state of this netting is one indication of ripeness.
The netting of a ripe melon will be rounded up from the surface. The skin color between the netting will turn from a gray to dull green color in an immature melon to at least a deep uniform green, and in most varieties, an even yellow color when the melon is mature.
Group 4. Ethylene producer.
USDA recommended storage 36° to 41° F. (2.5° to 5.0° C.)
Approximate freezing point 29.9° F. (-1.2° C.)
To prevent deterioration after harvest, the melons should be promptly precooled and maintained at temperatures between 36° and 41° F. Some shippers request refrigeration settings near 32° F. for short periods of transit. These cooler temperatures should not be held longer than a few days as chilling injury may result.
Sources: United States Department Of Agriculture and the Agricultural Marketing Programs and Services.
(The following pertains to U.S. No. 1 Cantaloupes unless otherwise noted.)
(U.S. No.1 and higher)
At shipping point
8% total including 4% serious including 1/2% decay or mold
(See F.O.B. Good Delivery Guidelines) 12% total including a max. of
8% permanent defects or
6% serious including
4% serious by perm. defects 2% decay
3) Internal Quality
6) Uniformity & Appearance 7) Scars
2) Ground Color
4) Sunken Areas
5) Liquid In Seed Cavity 6) Surface Mold
7) Rhizopus Rot
8) Cladesporium Rot
(Maximum percentage for 5 day normal transit.)
15% total including 8% serious including 5% decay
Serving Size 1 cup of balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 3Calories 60
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.34g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.143g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14.44g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Vitamin A 120% Vitamin C 108%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
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