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Ingredient Spotlight: Melon

September 20, 2015

Melons belong to the same botanical family — gourds, or, more formally, curcurbits — as Cucumbers, Zucchini, and Winter Hard/Squash/Pumpkin. Watermelons occupy their own genus within this family; most other melons are part of the muskmelon sub-family, as is the Armenian Cucumber. A summer crop that is primarily used as a fruit, most melons have a …

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