See also: Melons

CANTALOUPE TRIVIA

U.S. Cantalope per capita usage:

 

1970

1980

1990

2000

2011

Cantalope

7.2 lbs

5.9 lbs

9.2 lbs

11.1 lbs

8.7 lbs

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service


Cantaloupe, wedge cut

What we call 'cantaloupe' in the U.S., is actually a muskmelon. The true cantaloupe is a European melon named after a castle’s gardens in Italy.

The cantaloupe was supposedly named for Cantalou, a former Papal garden near Rome, where the variety was developed.

 

 

 

 

Also see: Food Articles and Cooking Tips

CULINARY SCHOOLS
& COOKING CLASSES

From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training & Degrees -  Associates, Bachelors & Masters - More than 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online and Worldwide

FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS

Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2018 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.  You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.


 

FoodReference.com Logo

 

 

 

FoodReference.com (since 1999)

 

Home   |   Articles   |   FOOD TRIVIA   |   Today in Food History   |   Food_Timeline   |   Recipes   |  Cooking_Tips   |   Food Videos   |   Food Quotes   |   Who’s Who   |   Culinary Schools and Tours   |  Food_Trivia_Quizzes   |   Food Poems   |   Free Magazines   |   Food Festivals & Events

FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS SECTION

 

You are here > Home

Next