Santa Claus Melon Fruit Dessert With Berry Sauce


Santa Claus Melon
It has a blotched green peel after which it is named in Spanish (piel de sapo translates as “toad skin”). A closely related melon with the same shape, but with yellow peel is known as ‘Amarillo’ or canary melon. The attractive green and gold-to-bright yellow-striped Santa Claus melon somewhat resembles a small watermelon. Inside is a mellow and mildly flavoured, pale-greenish flesh very similar to that of a honeydew. The ripest Santa Claus melon will have soft blossom ends that yield to gentle pressure and a vibrant yellow hue.
This melon was named in English as recognition of its long keeping qualities,[2] i.e., “until Christmas”.
This melon is widely available in the Northern Hemisphere. Grown in California and Arizona, they are harvested from June through October. During the winter, Santa Claus melons are imported from South America. They are grown in Brazil and Central America to supply Europe during autumn, winter, and spring. Maturing about 110 days after planting, this melon can grow to 12 inches (30 cm) in length and half that in diameter.Nutritional value[edit]
Melons are a source of vitamin C and dietary fiber, while also low in calories and sodium and containing very little fat and no cholesterol. Per 100 grams, it has 55 calories, 0 grams fat (Saturated, Polyunsaturated or Monounsaturated), 0 mg Cholesterol, Sodium 15 mg, Potassium 0 mg, 13 g Total Carbs ( carbohydrates) of which 7-12 g Sugars, 1 g Dietary
Yon can find more details about this Santa Claus melon on Wikipedia.
You can use Santa Claus melon on shake, salad, fruit salad, seafood salad. Also organic chicken breast with green salad and add Santa Claus melon with pistachio or pine nut.So many recipes you can create with this melon.
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