At Sweet Life Farms, we believe that bigger is better, at least when it comes to our cantaloupes. We put great effort into ensuring our young cantaloupe plants are cared for properly, enabling them to grow into the delicious treat you know and love.
Health benefits of Cantaloupe
- Cantaloupe is very low in calories (100 g fruit has just 34 calories) and fats. Nonetheless, the fruit is rich in numerous health promoting poly-phenolic plant derived compounds, vitamins, and minerals that are absolute for optimum health.
- The fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin A, (100 g provides 3382 IU or about 112% of recommended daily levels) one of the highest among fruits. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant and is essential for vision. It is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A is known to help to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
- It is also rich in antioxidants, which have been shown to offer protection against colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers.
- It is a moderate source of electrolyte, potassium. 100 g fruit provides 267 mg of this electrolyte. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids and helps control heart rate and blood pressure. It thus offers protection against stroke, and coronary heart diseases.