|Banana Melon Quick Facts|
|Colors||Green when young turning to yellow as they ripe|
|Shapes||Banana shaped melons up to 16 to 24 inches long and 4 inch in diameter|
|Major nutrients||Vitamin C (9.00%)
Vitamin B9 (5.00%)
Vitamin K (4.08%)
Vitamin B6 (3.85%)
Banana melon plant is a vining warm season plant that grows in full sunlight location and prefers well-drained, fertile soil amended with compost or well-rotted manure. A 2-inch layer of compost or dry manure should be worked into the soil over the planting area to about a depth of 6 inches. The plant yields tasty elongated banana shaped melons up to 16 to 24 inches long and 4 inch in diameter and average weight up to 5 to 8 pounds each. Fruit is normally green when young turning to yellow as they ripe. Banana melon has smooth yellow skin and salmon-colored flesh. Banana melons rapidly turn yellow in a short time as it ripens. You can also check the stem of each fruit for dryness. Ripe fruits have a dry stem that is brown and somewhat shriveled. Ripe fruit has mild, distinctive, evocative flavor and luscious, papaya-like texture.
Nutritional Values of Banana Melon
Apart from their mild, distinctive, evocative flavor and luscious, papaya-like texture, Banana melon is a good source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Consuming 100 gram of Banana melon offers 8.1 mg of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), 20 µg of Vitamin B9 (Folate), 4.9 µg of Vitamin K (phylloquinone), 0.035 mg of Copper, 0.05 mg of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), 4.06 g of Carbohydrate, 140 mg of Potassium, 0.46 mg of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and 0.21 mg of Iron.
Calories 21 K cal. Calories from Fat 1.8 K cal.
|Total Fat (lipid)||0.2 g||0.57%|
|Total dietary Fiber||0.3 g||0.79%|
|Total Sugars||3.36 g||N/D|
|Glucose (dextrose)||1.3 g||N/D|
|Calcium, Ca||13 mg||1.30%|
|Iron, Fe||0.21 mg||2.63%|
|Magnesium, Mg||10 mg||2.38%|
|Phosphorus, P||9 mg||1.29%|
|Potassium, K||140 mg||2.98%|
|Sodium, Na||11 mg||0.73%|
|Zinc, Zn||0.14 mg||1.27%|
|Copper, Cu||0.035 mg||3.89%|
|Manganese, Mn||0.036 mg||1.57%|
|Selenium, Se||0.4 µg||0.73%|
|Water soluble Vitamins|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)||0.02 mg||1.67%|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||0.018 mg||1.38%|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||0.46 mg||2.88%|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)||0.07 mg||1.40%|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||0.05 mg||3.85%|
|Vitamin B9 (Folate)||20 µg||5.00%|
|Folate, food||20 µg||N/D|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)||8.1 mg||9.00%|
|Fat soluble Vitamins|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||4.9 µg||4.08%|
- This melon is wonderful as a dessert or snack.
- It is also use to perk up salads, salsas, entrees and drinks.