Cucumis melo L. subsp. melo var. inodorus H. Jacq. - Cucurbitaceae - honeydew (melon), Honigmelone

„Honeydew is an American name for the French variety 'White Antibes,' which was grown for many years in southern France and Algeria for foreign shipment… While the honeydew plant is similar to cantaloupe except for more lobing of the leaf, the fruits are distinctive. They are round to slightly oval, about 8 inches long, and are extremely smooth with no netting or ribs. Some soft hairs are present on the surface in early stages. Rind color is greenish-white when immature, becoming somewhat creamy yellow when ripe. The flesh is light green, thick, juicy, sweet, and uniquely flavored.“

„Honeydew's thick, juicy, sweet flesh is often eaten for dessert…“

„An aroma extract of honeydew melon (Cucumis melo var. inodorus) was obtained by hydrodistillation under vacuum followed by solid-phase extraction, and analysed by GC-MS/O and GC-MS. Forty-two volatiles were positively identified, seven of which are reported for the first time in melon. The major volatiles were mostly saturated and unsaturated C9 alcohols and aldehydes. The levels of the corresponding acetates were too low to be detected by classical GC-MS analysis. However, using a sensitive and selective GC-MS/MS method, (E,Z)-2,6-nonadienyl acetate was identified for the first time in melon. Aroma extract dilution analysis (AEDA) of the extract revealed that (E,Z)-2,6-nonadienal was the most impactful compound of honeydew melon. AEDA results also showed that (Z,Z)-3,6-nonadien-1-ol and phenylethyl alcohol imparted fresh and sweet-floral characters, respectively, to honeydew aroma.“
[Analysis of honeydew melon (Cucumis melo var. inodorus) flavour and GC-MS/MS identification of (E,Z)‐2,6‐nonadienyl acetate., Perry, P.L., Wang, Y., Lin, J., Flavour and fragrance journal, Vol.24(6), 2009, 341-347]

yellow honeydew melon, GFDL, Wikimedia Commons

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