Honeydew Melon, a variety group of the muskmelon, has been cultivated for years in Algeria and France. Honeydew melon, apart from being a rich source of Vitamin C, is also a rich source of folate, and contains small amounts of potassium too.
Folate prevents birth defects and hence, is given to women of child bearing age and to pregnant women in their early stages of pregnancy. Folate becomes essential when the cell multiplication takes place rapidly, as it carries fragments of proteins.
A cup of Honeydew contains sixty calories, but caters to seventy percent of our daily requirement of Vitamin C. Due to abundant water component present in the fruit, it helps in keeping one hydrated during hot summer days.
Honeydew is free of cholesterol and fat and very low in sodium content. Studies have revealed that it helps prevent high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
The nutritional values of Honeydew melon, makes it the best choice for general health as well as for weight control.