Below is the nutritional details for cantaloupe. We created this nutrition label using information provided by the USDA and other reputable sources.
Cantaloupe (raw)Per 100g Serving
Cantaloupe Health Concerns
Overall, cantaloupe appears fairly healthy. It has a good pH value, is low in oxalates, and is rich in vitamins. However, it does have one health concern.Poor Calcium to Phosphorus Ratio
Cantaloupe has nearly twice as much phosphorus than calcium. This is a concern because phosphorus binds to and prevents calcium from being absorbed. This means cantaloupe will not provide any dietary calcium and the excess phosphorus will prevent calcium from other parts of the meal from being absorbed. You can offset this imbalance by serving cantaloupe with other foods that are rich in calcium like arugula or kale.