Nutritional Facts of Fruit

Honeydew melon / Hami melon (Cantaloupe)

Honeydew melon/Hami melon

Major Growing Areas

Honeydew melons are grown in countries such as the United States, Italy, Israel, Japan and South Africa, etc.

Hami melons (Cantaloupes) are widely grown in Xinjiang of China.


Both honeydew melons and Hami melons are thick-skinned types of muskmelon, but there is a slight difference in classification of varieties.

Honeydew melons: Chinese varieties include Bailan melons and Zui melons from Lanzhou of Gansu province, which are different from the European varieties.

Hami melons (Cantaloupes): Hami melons of Xinjiang in China

Nutritional Values

Honeydew melons contain vitamin B complex, vitamin C and potassium, etc.

Per 100 g (Approx. over ½ bowl of diced honeydew melon)
Energy 36 kcal
Sugar 8.1 g
Vitamin C 18.0 mg
Dietary Fibre 0.8 g
Potassium 228 mg
Hami melons are especially rich in β-carotene.

Per 100 g (Approx. over ½ bowl of diced Hami melon)
Energy 34 kcal
Sugar 7.9 g
Vitamin C 36.7 mg
Dietary Fibre 0.9 g
Potassium 267 mg
β- Carotene 2020 μg

Buying Tips

When buying a honeydew melon/Hami melon, it is advisable to see whether its rind colours, patterns, stripes and netting are clearly visible, whether its pedicel has softened, and whether it has a pleasant aroma.

One Serving of Fruit is Equivalent to:

½bowl of diced honeydew melon or Hami melon.

Remark: One bowl = 250 – 300 ml

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