No need to be afraid of the kiwano, also known as the "horned melon." Its appearance may be dramatic and maybe even a little intimidating, but inside it's mild and inviting. The fruit tastes like a blend of cucumber and kiwifruit. Low in calories and rich in vitamin C, the horned melon is bright orange when ripe. After cutting the fruit in half, simply squeeze out the sacs and seeds into your mouth for a delicious treat. Horned melons have a long self life at room temperature and are often used as a decorative centerpiece.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 melon, 100 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 25
  • Calories from fat:
  • Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Total Carbs: 3g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 6%
  • Vitamin C: 40%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 6%


Handling & Storage


Available July - August Available May - June

Also Known As

  • Kiwano
  • Kiwano melon
  • Melano
  • African horned cucumber
  • African horned melon
  • Jelly melon
  • Hedged gourd

Store around 55°F. Do not chill.

  • Cucumis metuliferus


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