Golden Melon: Why You Should Eat This Fruit


I do not recommend every fruit for everyone on a good day but this time, I can confidently say that golden melon is a fruit for all. The balance in its taste, colour, crunchiness and water content is a perfect combination for any one hoping to consume a delight.

Golden melons or honeydew as it is popularly called, is among the best choices for those who have chosen the path of healthy living through maximizing the nutrients inherent in it. I recently notice an influx of the fruit around mile12 market Lagos, Nigeria and I am glad to inform you of the relevance of golden melon to the overall nutrition and well being of every one.

Usually, I am always careful to recommend pineapple to certain people because of its sugar content but Golden melon presents an opportunity to people who has been diagnosed of diabetes or high blood sugar while still enjoying a fairly sweet taste of the fruit.

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Golden melon contains a light green pigment called Zeaxanthin. This is a powerful antioxidant that have been found to be helpful to protect vision. Aside this, the fruit is a low calorie food with high fibre that can be helpful for those hoping to lose some pounds of fat. Some other essential micro nutrients contained in this fruits are potassium; which is an important electrolyte to maintain cells, folic acid which is ideal for pregnant women and fetal health, vitamin c; which is key to keeping ill heath at a distance among others.

One whole average size melon is good to snack with but what disturbs me is that it is only a few number of people here in Nigeria that have opted to maximize this wonderful gift. When consuming the fruit, certain people scrape off the outer skin but I consume them completely and their is no toxicity associated with it. Do not forget to scoop out the seed portion inside the fruit just like you would do to pawpaw. I bet you would love it

Look around when driving or walking around any major market; you might just be lucky to see the bright yellow golden melon fruit. Do not forget to buy for your kids……They will certainly love it either in whole form or as a juice.

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Oladipupo Abioye
Oladipupo is a Pediatric Nutritionist with Lagos State Ministry of Health. He is an adventurous foodie and loves to teach and render presentations on foods and nutritional topics at different symposia. He loves Messi but Chelsea FC is his baby.

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  1. Yep. Ate it for the first time last week and I have been begging my mum to please buy more. Been on her neck…lol…the sugar content tastes balanced and it tastes rich itself. Am so in love with it. I highly recommend it. Didnt know it had this much value. Thanks much

  2. I went to Mile 12 today and met a farmer at a seed shop who had brought this golden melon to sell. He is farming it in Oyo state. That is why I googled the health benefits and got your site. The melons, water melon, golden melon, melon are good to farm in South West. A lot of cucumber now come from the south west. Good to promote the health benefits of these fruits. I hope all regions of Nigeria will try out any crop or vegetable or fruit they see before saying it can’t grow in their region. Thanks

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