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 delicate white part containing the seeds, wrap/or place in a vegetable storage container and store in a refrigerator.

Cooking Tips

This vegetable has a refreshing taste and aroma. Since the melon portion is soft, it is well suited for use in stir-fried dishes, boiled dishes and thick starchy sauces (i.e. ankake).

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