Charentais melons are from the same family of Cantaloupe ones. They were first grown in Western France around 1920 in order to refine the Cantaloupe variety. Similar in texture, juicyness and sugar level, Charentais melon differentiates from Cantaloupe by its more intense aroma and specific skin pattern. The major production now locates in North Africa. Kiwi or Chinese gooseberry is native to China, namely Shaanxi province. Its extensive development and promotion started in New Zealand in 1904 thanks to the teacher Isabel Fraser who brought kiwi seeds to New Zealand from China. Although kiwi is commonly associated with New Zealand, in fact, Italy produces much more kiwi fruits than any other country in the world. The Hayward variety is moderately hairy and more rounded than other varieties. It has the best eating quality of the existing green varieties, mainly due to higher levels of sweetness.Their pulp is firm, juicy and sweet.
Charentais melon is an excellent source of beta carotene and vitamin C. High in both fiber and moisture, it helps to prevent constipation, promote regularity and maintain a healthy digestive tract. With its high water and electrolyte content, cantaloupe is a great snack to have on hand during the hot summer months to prevent dehydration. There are ten times more vitamin C in Kiwi than in the equal weight of a lemon. Kiwis have more potassium than a comparable serving of bananas . High in fibres, it also offers calcium, iron, vitamin A and E. Credit goes to little black seeds, as they act much like grains, providing lots of nutrition.
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|Description:||Charentais Melon & Hayward Kiwi|
|Origin:||Italy & France
|Certification:||Organic (Euro Organic)|
|Min. Weight:||2.5 KG|
|Est. # of Fruits:||1.25kg Melon & 1.25kg Kiwi|
|Est. # of Unique Fruits:||2|
|* # of fruits is only an estimation that may change from time to time. On the other hand, we make sure that minimum weight is respected.|