When perfectly ripe, the flesh is juicy and sweet. The ripe fruit releases its trademark floral musky aroma. Like other melons, the cantaloupe flesh bears a central seed cavity. Remove the seeds first before consuming. Dry the seeds in a paper towel for next year's garden.The Cantaloupe is unique to other melons in both fragrance and its flesh's texture. Most melons simply do not have the same dense and sticky flesh that a cantaloupe does.
Cantaloupe is an excellent source of beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, vitamin C and dietary fiber.