The Hami melon is a sweet, juicy muskmelon originating from the Xinjiang region of Northwest China. The Hami melon has excellent nutritional value and is abundant in vitamins, apple acid, sugar, calcium, phosphorus, and iron.
The Hami melon ranges from a round to oval shape and is often characterized by color patches and netting. There are more than 180 variations of this melon, causing a wide variety of shapes, sizes, rind patterns, and flesh colors.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
While the Hami melon is most commonly consumed raw, it can also be frozen for use in desserts. The seeds of the Hami melon can be fried for a savory dish, and the fruit's pericarp may also be processed in various dishes.
Conserving and Storing
Hami melons can be stored for several weeks at a temperature of 45 to 55 degrees F. Their flesh also freezes well, so their shelf life can be extended for use in frozen desserts.