Friday, June 11, 2010

Santa Claus Melon

The Santa Claus melon, sometimes known as Christmas melon or Piel de Sapo, is a variety of melon that grows to approximately 1 foot in length and is oblong in shape. It has a thick outer green-striped rind with a pale green inner pulp that provides a mild melon flavor, generally not as sweet as honeydew melons.

A Santa Claus melon is usually consumed for breakfast, lunch, dessert, or as a snack. The melon should be slightly soft, especially on the ends, and should be washed, split in half length-wise, and its seeds spooned out. It is similar to a cantelope on the inside.

The attractive green and gold-to-bright yellow striped Santa Claus melon somewhat resembles a small watermelon. Inside is a mellow and mildly flavored pale greenish flesh very similar to that of a honeydew but not as sweet.

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