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It’s cantaloupe time!

It’s cantaloupe time!

15 Jun 2022 by Ted Escobedo   1 min read

Cantaloupes are a summer favorite – especially here in Texas. And it’s a good thing - the fiber, potassium, and vitamin C present in cantaloupe are vital nutrients for your heart health. Potassium can help to lower high blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Fiber helps to decrease levels of “bad cholesterol” in your body. It can also keep your blood pressure in check.

Try this easy and refreshing Cantaloupe smoothie:


1/2 cup ice cubes

1 cup cantaloupe, cut into 1-inch pieces, frozen

1/2 cup sliced banana

1/4 cup plain and unsweetened Greek yogurt

1/2 cup pineapple juice


Cut the cantaloupe into 1-inch pieces and place in a single layer in a resealable bag. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours or overnight. If you’re using fresh cantaloupe, increase the ice to 1 1/2 cups. Add the solid ingredients into a blender first, like the ice. This ensures that the blades immediately break them down into small ice crystals. Next add the pieces of cantaloupe, banana, yogurt, and pineapple juice. Blend the ingredients to a smooth consistency

How to pick a ripe cantaloupe

Holding the melon in your hands, give the surface a light knock. It should have a deep hollow sound, which means the melon is ripe and juicy. Give it a sniff. Ripe honeydew melon or cantaloupe gives off a faintly sweet aroma.

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