Glossary - Ingredients

Winter melon


In season between June and September



  • This is a low calorie vegetable having 90% water content, as well as a good source of Vitamin C.
  • High in potassium, the winter melon has a diuretic effect.


  • Fresh winter melons are green in color with firm rinds and a plush white melon portion.
  • For cut melon, remove the easily damaged white part containing the seeds, wrap/or place in a vegetable storage container and store in a refrigerator.

Cooking Tips

This vegetable has both a refreshing taste and aroma. Since the melon portion is soft, it is well suited to use in stir-fry dishes, boiled dishes as well as thick starchy sauces (ankake).

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