A honeydew with a slice removed

How to select

Choose round honeydew with a firm, waxy surface that feels heavy for its size.

How to prepare

  • Cut each end off the melon with a knife. 
  • Cut the melon in half. 
  • Scoop seeds out with a spoon. 
  • Cut the melon into wedges, remove the skin, and cut into cubes.

How to store

Store whole honeydew at room temperature and cut honeydew in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Peak season


Ways to use

  • Freeze pureed honeydew to make homemade popsicles. 
  • Mix honeydew into any fruit salad. 
  • Combine honeydew with onions and cilantro to make salsa. 
  • Enjoy honeydew by itself as a sweet snack.

Fun facts

  • Honeydew is made up of 90% water. 
  • Honeydew is also known as Cucumis melo
  • Honeydew originated in ancient Persia.

Nutrition info and facts

Honeydew is a source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium and is low in calories, fat, and protein. 

1 cup honeydew balls = 64 calories, < 1 g fat, 32 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 1 g protein, 32 mg vitamin C, 404 mg potassium

Learn more

Growing melons in the home garden (UMN Extension)


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