Does honeydew melon have anything to do with honey?
- Lib.rare.ianLv 72 months agoBest answer
Not exactly. When a honeydew melon is fully ripe it exudes a sweet sticky moisture on the surface of the melon, which is referred to as "honeydew". By the time melons get to your grocery store these days, the surface stickiness has usually been washed away, if it was ever allowed to develop in the first place.
- Anonymous2 months ago
It just kind of smells/tastes like honey, if it's ripe.
- jamesLv 72 months ago
No. It is a cross between a American Canalope & the middle East musk mellon. By cross breading them you have a honey dew mellon
- WOOWHOLv 72 months ago
Does HONEYDEW melon have anything to do with honey ?
Honeydew is a fruit of a group of MUSKMELON part of a gourd family
actually the name HONEYDEW is the AMERICAN name
for the WHITE ANTIBES melon which are common to France .
.. In China they are called BAILAN melons or WALLACE melon
which were introduced to China by American agriculture secretary WALLACE in 1944 hybrid seeds were given as a gift
amusingly in CHILE its called the "TUNA" melon
perhaps the sweetness resembles that of Honey
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- conley39Lv 72 months ago
No, it's just a sweet melon when ripe.
- ckngbbblsLv 72 months ago
nope, nothing to do with dew either.
- deniseLv 72 months ago
I dont think so, but when your'e buying them, you test if their ripe by their smell, which smells quite sweet [maybe like honey?].
And they used to be served [in slices] in some restaurants, with some ham & a little honey as a starter.
- ArimatthewdaviesLv 72 months ago
A honeydew melon is called a honeydew melon because it's sweet like honey.
- 2 months ago
Yes bees live in the mellon and lay their honey. It mixes with the melon dew to form honeydew melons.
- 2 months ago
No, they don't. The honey in honeydew may refer to the sweetness of the melon, and the similarity in flavour to honey.