American Cantaloupes Aren’t Real Cantaloupes

If you’ve ever bitten into the sweet, pastel orange flesh of a melon with a gray webbed rind and thought to yourself, “Yum, cantaloupe,” you were wrong. Not about the deliciousness, but about the name of the fruit. A “real” cantaloupe, or at least the original bearer of the name, is a European cantaloupe. What Americans think of as cantaloupe is a different fruit.

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Author: Marie Yates Taylor

I'm living on the Texas Gulf Coast, where weather quickly changes. I post weather, disaster-related infos I receive, and weather history. And ... much more. Add your stories, and post along with me about your area too. Surviving is all about the public and informed preparedness.

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