The name “cantaloupe” comes from the Italian place named Cantalupo. This was an area near Rome and is said to be where the fruit was first cultivated in Europe sometime in the 16th century. The seeds were brought there from Armenia, which was one of the speculated ancient areas of origins of the fruit along with Persia, India and Africa.
Cantaloupes eventually made their way into North America. It was in the late 1800’s that they started to become popular and turned into a major crop. The most commonly propagated variety in the US is called muskmelon, distinguished from other types by the net-like covering on its skin.
It is fortunate that the cantaloupe has spread far and wide as this is a great-tasting fruit that has a lot to contribute in your quest to Become Superhuman. Continue reading to know about the health benefits and practical uses of this fruit.