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U.S. Cantalope per capita usage:
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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.
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