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What are the safety concerns associated with cantaloupes?

Dr. Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine Specialist

Cantaloupe is among the foods on which pesticide residues have been most frequently found. Individuals wanting to avoid these health risks may want to avoid consumption of cantaloupe unless it is organically grown.

Cantaloupe contains low levels of oxalates. Individuals with a history of calcium oxalate -- containing kidney stones should limit their consumption of this fruit.

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