Also known as African horned melon, kiwano has been known for over 3,000 years, but has only been sold commercially for five years.
Scientific Binomial Name: Cucumis metuliferus
Horned Melon, African horned cucumber or melon, jelly melon, hedged gourd, English tomato, melano, or cherie
Good-quality kiwano will be golden-orange when ripe. Kiwano has an excellent shelf life and can be stored for up to six months at room temperature.
Avoid product that is overly soft or has tender, discolored areas.
Kiwano Seasonal Information
Available year-round from New Zealand and California.
Kiwano Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 melon (100g)
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Kiwano is low in fat, cholesterol, and sodium. It's also a good source of vitamin C.