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How can I store cantaloupes?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Leaving a firm cantaloupe at room temperature for several days will allow its flesh to become softer and juicier. Once the cantaloupe has reached its peak ripeness, place it in the refrigerator to store. Melon that has been cut should be stored in the refrigerator as well. It should be wrapped, not only to help retain its nutrient content, but also to ensure that the ethylene gas that it emits does not affect the taste or texture of other fruit and vegetables.

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