Cantaloupe has more beta carotene — a form of vitamin A that promotes healthy eyes — than many other similar fruits like oranges, grapefruits, peaches, and mangoes. Just one cup of the fruit provides you with potassium as well as more than 100% of your daily recommended value of vitamins A and C.
Plus, since water makes up 90% of cantaloupe, there are only 55 calories in one serving. It’s a great addition to any smoothie and goes well with either cottage cheese or prosciutto as a snack. Fun fact: The Cantaloupe name comes from the town of Cantaloupe in Italy, where cantaloupe seeds landed from Armenia and grown in the Papal Gardens in the 16th century.