Of all the melon varieties, honeydew melons have the most mouth-watering flavor. Belonging to the cultivar’s group of muskmelons, honeydew melons occur in numerous varieties like the Crenshaw, Casaba (from Kasaba, a town in Turkey), Persian, and Winter. Honeydew melons provide one of the best options for a fast bite, especially for people who believe in leading a healthy lifestyle. It was Marco Polo who first discovered the Persians drying honeydew melons to better their aroma and taste. Cut honeydew melons with seeds make an excellent snack. Honeydew melons may also be made into lip-smacking kebabs!
Honeydew melons provide a number of alternatives for your healthy diet. These melons are in their nutritive best when ripe. After a long and tedious research, scientists have finally come up with a solution to keep honeydew melons in their’sweetest best’. The solution is extremely simple indeed. All you need is to drown the melons in a water-bath comprising a special calcium-amino acid solution right after harvest. The calcium in the solution penetrates the rind to make it firmer and increases its shelf life. Thus the aging process of melons is arrested to a wonderful extent. However, growers need to be a bit careful deciding the time of choosing of honeydew melons. Once selected, honeydew melons don’t develop additional sweetness. Hence, a great attention must be directed towards the picking of those melons.
A little expertise is necessary to identify and pick honeydew melons in their very best. Merely picking up by its rind and colour aren’t always the safest options to pick up the right melon. Choose a melon that doesn’t have any soft spots. Shake it up from side to side. If you hear the shaking of the seeds, it’s perfect to be taken along. However, if it is early in the season, select a melon that’s ripe one of the bunch. If the’seed-shaking’ is not quite distinct, keep the melon in a kitchen towel for a day or two. Melons that are picked up before the loosening of their seeds will not ripen at all. So growers must be the careful when picking up their produce to be shipped to the market.
These small tips are highly significant to maintain the rocking flavor of honeydew melons. It is sweet taste blends easily to give an exotic flavor to any dish. Believed to have originated in France, honeydew melons made their inroads into the US almost a century ago and have been highly popular since then. With additional health benefits and numerous recipe options, honeydew melons are rapidly becoming piled to the supermarket shelves!