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Cantaloupe: A Super Food with Immunity-Boosting Vitamin C
Written by Diet Bites
A one cup serving of this super food powerhouse provides OVER 100% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Vitamin C in addition to one-half the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A.
Other nutrition facts surrounding the Super Food, Cantaloupe:
- This melon is naturally low calories, containing about 55 calories per cup when in cube form - and about 60 when scooped into balls. Ten balls contains 47 calories, so each ball contains about 4.7 each - which is pretty amazing.
- The Cantaloupe is naturally low in sodium & fat.
- This super melon contains zero cholesterol, zero caffeine.
- This super food supplies fiber, folate, Vitamin-6, niacin, magnesium & potassium health benefits.
- It also serves to boost immunity and fights infection with its powerful punch of Vitamin C - almost 300 mgs in a large specimen.
- It may also reduce blood pressure and assist with cholesterol health.
- The beta carotene content in Cantaloupe may cut cancer risks.
Serving Suggestion for Cantaloupe, The Super Food
Adding Bling With Cantaloupe for Healthy Weight Loss
This big-boy fruit is so delicious when scooped into melon balls and served over low fat vanilla frozen yogurt.
It also goes well with reduced fat cottage cheese as well as yogurt.
Just look at how many ways that we can use this healthy fruit - from stuffing it with other chopped or sliced fruit which add zing and color, from pureeing the flesh and creating delicious, low calorie spring and summer fruit soups.
Another fantastic thing to rejoiced about regarding this fruit is that it is very large, thus rendering more servings per fruit - which equals a very inexpensive purchase. Oranges, apples, pears - most cost the same per fruit as the cantaloupe. While the oranges, pears and apples serve one, the melon serves eight quite generously - and it does such for fewer calories. Larger serving, less calories - a real bargain at the market for dieters.
Cantaloupe Calories & Nutrition Facts
A one-wedge serving of melon equals 1/8 of the whole fruit. Here are the caloric values based on the size of the fruit; one wedge from:
- Large size, 35 calories