The scientific name for galia melon is Cucumis melo var. reticulatus, and obviously, it is very closely related to the two melons from which are came.
The outer husk is very similar to the pattern and texture of a cantaloupe, but the inner fruity flesh is light yellow to green, like a honeydew melon.
The taste is also a unique combination of the two, which many people enjoy.
Galia melons can help heart health in two ways. With its high levels of dietary fiber, it can help to reduce “bad” cholesterol in the body, which can protect against atherosclerosis.
Also, due to the high potassium content, which acts as a vasodilator, your blood pressure can be reduced, lowering your chances of developing coronary heart disease, or suffering a stroke or heart attack.
Galia melons are packed with nutrients that can protect your body from illness, including high levels of vitamin C, which stimulates the immune system, vitamin A, which acts as an antioxidant, as well as carotenoids and bioflavonoid, which also act as antioxidants.
These components eliminate or neutralize free radicals, which can cause cancer.
These melons are at their nutritive best when ripe. But there is one risk associated with ripe galia melons they are highly perishable.
After a long and tedious research, scientists have finally come up with a solution to keep honeydew melons at their ‘sweetest best’.
The calcium in the solution penetrates the rind to make it firmer and increases its shelf life.
Thus the aging process of melons is arrested to a great extent.
However, growers have to be a little careful deciding the time of picking of honeydew melons. Once picked, honeydew melons do not develop further sweetness.
Everyone loves fruits and not because of their taste but because they are delicious and not mention nutritious too.