Photo: Late boat at Waecicu near Labuan Bajo.

What is a cantaloupe?

The cantaloupe or rockmelon is named after the town of Cantalupo near Rome, where the usually orange-fleshed fruit are supposed to have been first grown in Europe. They are among the most fragrant of melons, typically small, with a rough light-brown skin marked into segments. The soft flesh is a good thirst quencher and both are often sold ready-to-eat by street vendors.

The cantaloupe belongs to the same family as the cucumber, squash and pumpkin and is rich in vitamins A and C and potassium.

Fruit in Asia FAQ

A bit of history, perhaps a taste-test and an idea on just what some of those Asian fruits really look like.

Asian fruit FAQ

What is a banana?
What is a durian?
What is a guava?
What is a jackfruit?
What is a longan?
What is a mangosteen?
What is a papaya?
What is a pineapple?
What is a rambutan?
What is a soursop?
What is a starfruit?
What is a watermelon?

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