Cantaloupe is a variety of the species Cucumis melo , of the Cucurbitaceae family . Its weight varies between 0.5 and 5 kilograms and originally its name referred exclusively to melons with smooth skin and orange flesh, but currently it is applied to any variety of C. melo. meat of that color. China is the world ‘s leading producer of this berry and in 2016 produced half of total world production.


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  • 1 Etymology and origin
  • 2 Consumption
  • 3 types of fresh water catapults
  • 4 Catalan recipes
  • 5 Preparation
  • 6 Preparation
  • 7 Sources

Etymology and origin

Cantalupo comes from the Italian town Cantalupo in Sabina , which was a papal county seat near Rome , after the introduction of this fruit from Armenia . Its geographical origin is uncertain, but it is estimated that this variety began to be cultivated in East Africa , the Persian Gulf and the Indian subcontinent.It was introduced in Europe in the 18th century and by the end of the 19th it was already a common commercial crop in the United States. .


It is normally consumed as fresh fruit, as a salad or as a dessert. The seeds are also edible. The outer skin of the cantaloupe melon may contain harmful bacteria , in particular Salmonella , so it is recommended to wash it before consumption. Once opened, it should be kept refrigerated and consumed in less than three days to avoid the risk of contamination by pathogenic bacteria.

Types of fresh water catapults

  • Melon and mint
  • Watermelon
  • Catalupo Melon
  • Watermelon Mimosa
  • Watermelon and jalapeño
  • Kiwi and cucumber

Catalan recipes


1-Melon and mint

Ingredients for 4-6 servings

  • 4-6 cups honeydew melon
  • 3 cups of water
  • the juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup of mint syrup prepared by cooking over medium heat
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • ½ cup of sugar and ½ cup of mint leaves. When breaking the boil, let it rest for 20 minutes and strain. Once cold, you use it as a sweetener.


In the blender glass, blend the fruit with the water. Go through a fine strainer. In a pitcher with plenty of ice, mix the fruit juice with the mint syrup. Stir and serve with a few mint leaves.

2-Of Watermelon


Ingredients for 8 servings

  • 8 cups watermelon seeded and diced
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 8 lime slices
  • Fresh mint leaves


In the blender glass, blend the fruit with the water. Serve in a pitcher with plenty of ice and stir. In 8 glasses, with a little ice, for a slice of lime and 3 mint leaves in each one and serve the fresh water.


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