Spanspek Single - Spanspek or cantaloupe is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family and has various names globally. In Australia and New Zealand, it’s a cantaloupe or ‘’rock melon’’ while scientifically its known as a muskmelon. This melon not only has a multitude of names but has lots of variety including Honey dew just to name one. Spanspek or Cantaloupes are low in carbs as they are 90% water! That’s almost as juicy as a watermelon. Their high fluid content gives them a low glycaemic load, which means your body digests it slowly and it won’t make your blood sugar level spike. So, it’s a great pick for people with diabetes.
Nutrients in Spanspek:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- High water content
Spanspek is very hydrating. Cantaloupes are filled with electrolytes - minerals that balance fluids in your body and keep it working right. That helps you stay hydrated and full of energy. Spanspek may also help fight diseases. Compounds called phytonutrients in spanspek give it anti-inflammatory properties. It’s a good part of a healthy diet.