Helpful Honeydew

Honeydew is a fruit in the melon family. It is jam-packed with so many nutrients for the body. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A. Its antioxidants are very high on the list of beneficial fruits, as well as having many anti-inflammatory qualities as well.

How to Choose and Keep
The more a honeydew feels fuller and heavy when you pick them up the riper they are. A great way to check ripeness is to knock on the fruit and if you hear a dull deep sound they are ripe. If the sound is hollow it is probably not ripe yet. To make sure it is not over-ripe press your thumb by where the stem was attached. If it sinks in a good amount the fruit is probably over-ripe. If you chose a ripe honeydew it will store in the fridge for 4 days. It is very important to wash the outside of the fruit before you cut it. The cut up honeydew will stay fresh in the fridge for 6 days.

Preparation
Fruit salads are the best way to enjoy honeydew. Find your favorite other fresh fruits and create a fun fruit salad. The mixture should keep in the fridge for 6 days.

Nutrients
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Vitamin B1.

Action Steps
1. Find a ripe honeydew. Clean and slice in half. Scoop out seeds and use one-half for a basket for fruit salad. Cut the other half up for a snack.
2. Blend a honeydew with peaches and sparkling or seltzer water for a fun drink.

Information and picture thanks to www.whfoods.com