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PEPINO MELÓN

Solanum muricatum

Native to South America, this oval shaped fruit is related to the Solanaceae family, which also includes potatoes, eggplants and tomatoes.

This deliciously sweet and refreshing fruit tastes like a mix between a melon, a cucumber, and a pear. It can be used in salads, smoothies, as a garnish, in desserts, or simply cut in half and eaten with a spoon.

Nutritional information
1 serving per container
Slice size 100g
Amount per serving
Calories
30
% daily value*
Total fat 0g
0%
Saturated fat 0 g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0 mg
0%
Sodium 15 mg
1%
Total carbohydrates 7 g
3%
Dietary fiber 1 g
4%
Total sugars 6 g
Includes g of Added Sugars 0 %
0%
Protein 1 g

Calcium 3mg
1%
Iron 2 mg
12%
It is not a significant source of vitamin D or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much of a nutrient is in a serving of
food contributes to the daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.

Source https://ndb.nal.usda.gov / January 2015

HOW TO EAT

HOW TO STORE

Source: postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Commodity_Resources/Fact_Sheets/

RESEARCH AREAS

Research into the health benefits of this fruit is currently being carried out in the following areas

Antioxidant properties
Bladder health

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