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Around this time last year, we kicked off our first ever Countdown to California Cantaloupe Season and waited, with much anticipation, for the first California cantaloupe harvest of the year – which came earlier than anticipated!
This year, we are more excited than ever for 2016 California cantaloupe harvest to begin in a few months!
Make sure to get all those beauty-boosting vitamins and enjoy cantaloupe with foods high in zinc, which helps the body utilize 100 percent of the vitamin A.
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The fruit's soft, juicy pulp and sweet flavor also make it the perfect substitute for high-calorie sugary snacks and desserts. And since cantaloupe is 90 percent water, it’s also the perfect fruit to help with hydration during those hot and sticky summer months.
One cup of cantaloupe delivers 100 percent of the daily recommended values of vitamins A and C, which is precisely why this melon qualifies as a "beauty fruit." The orange flesh is packed with beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body and helps promote healthy skin by thinning the outer layer of dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause blemishes.
••• Since the start of the 2015 season, we have hosted contests, created recipes, and filmed new videos to add to our You Tube channel – all of which have delivered fresh, delicious inspiration to California cantaloupe lovers everywhere!
Plus, I don’t want to be sipping up thick pulp when I’m trying to cool down.
We are endlessly thankful for the continued engagement, support, and inspiration you contribute to our California cantaloupe community and farmers and we hope to serve as your resource for all things California cantaloupe!
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I’m afraid to ride a bike in the streets of Los Angeles for fear of being hit by car. However, after an hour of sweating and having my butt kicked, all I want is an ice cold agua fresca to rehydrate and cool my body.
Instead I spin (high-intensity, indoor cycling on stationary bikes) and I absolutely love it!