EN on Foods

July 2003 Issue

Sweet, Colorful “Cantaloupe”: Low-Cal, Nutritious

The Folklore: According to some sources, melons were first cultivated by Arab civilizations after the fifth century and then spread through Europe. Columbus is said to have brought melon seeds to Haiti on his second voyage to the New World in 1493, though they didnít reach North America until the late 19th century. True cantaloupes hail from . . .

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