Cantaloupe is type of melon with rich orange flesh, loaded with vitamin A and C. It is low in calories and one of the best sources of beta-carotene that gets transformed in vitamin A in our body. Thanks to vitamin A, cantaloupe is great for eye health. Additionally, it contains lutein and zeaxanthin, two other antioxidants also beneficial for eyes. It is also a good source of folate and contains another nutrient in traces that is very rare in plant-based foods – selenium. Cantaloupe is rich in potassium and thanks to high water and electrolyte content, it is a great choice for hydration.
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Cantaloupe carries more risk of being contaminated with harmful bacteria than honeydew melon. Therefore it is not recommended for people with weaker immune system or during pregnancy.