Healthy living


Melons come in many varieties and in different sizes. Fresh slices, fruit salad, juicing, savoury combinations with lean ham, prawns, smoked chicken, roast duck or prosciutto.


Rockmelon (canteloupe) has netted beige coloured skin and peach coloured flesh with a musky aroma and flavour.


All melons should be heavy and firm for their size. Avoid damaged or soft melons.

Rockmelon has a porous skin allowing the exotic smell to come through when ripe. Ripe rockmelon will yield to gentle pressure at the flower end.


Under refrigeration and when cut cover with plastic film.


All melons should be served chilled. Remove skin and seeds with a sharp knife.

Serving suggestion

Slices of barbecued or roast duck, honeydew melon cubes, pistachios and rocket leaves tossed in an Asian style chilli dressing.

This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional advice. Information about a service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace professional advice. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified professional for answers to their questions.

See also

Picture of poached egg and asparagus on a muffin with text: Try something new today - we have a recipe for every occasion