Frieda's Specialty Produce - Winter Melon

Overview

What is a Winter Melon?

  • Winter melon, or don qua, is a large vegetable from the squash family. It has a pale green skin covered with a snowy white film that looks like a light dusting of snow, hence the name winter melon. The flesh is white, very soft and similar in taste to zucchini. Winter melons can range in size from a large cantaloupe up to 100 pounds.

How to Eat

  • Cut into cubes or slices and steam, or add to soups and stir-fries.

Health Benefits

  • A source of vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose evenly textured melons.

How to Store

  • Store uncut melon at room temperature. Refrigerate cut melon in plastic up to 1 week.

WHEN ARE THEY IN SEASON?

  • Very limited availability and distribution in the United States.

Recipes