Honeydew melon, like cantaloupe, is a variety of muskmelon. Honeydews are in the Inodorus group, named for the sweet smell of these melons. Typically, honeydews have a pale green flesh, though some newer hybrid types have orange flesh and these may have more carotenes. Honeydews are a good of vitamin C, potassium, copper, and B vitamins (including thiamine, niacin, B6, and pantothenic acid). The water and potassium present in honeydews help maintain healthy blood pressure and hydration.Nutritional Facts
One cup of cubed raw honeydew melon provides 60 calories, 15.6 g carbohydrate, 0.8 g protein, 0.2 g fat, 1 g dietary fiber, 68 IU vitamin A, 42 mg vitamin C, 10 mcg folic acid, 461 mg potassium, 17 mg sodium, 10 mg calcium, 17 mg phosphorus, and 12 mg magnesium.