PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: MELONS, MUSCAT BEAUTY GRAPES, AND GRAPE TOMATOES

MUSCAT BEAUTY TABLE GRAPES

Muscat Beauty is the featured variety for this month’s product spotlight. This grape has a very attractive pink-brown tone with pale green translucence. Muscat Beauty is considered an advanced grape variety and is exclusively grown by Santa Elena and a few expert grape growers around the world. Nevertheless, this grape is exquisite in flavor having a very sweet fragrant. Their skin and soft flesh are quite unnoticeable, and the liquid juiciness is one of the best parts to eating this type of grape. Muscats are a luxurious and delicious soft table grape and will be available from Divine Flavor for the next 3-4 weeks.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving Size: 1/2 cup (about 75 g)

Calories: 52
Total Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 2 mg
Carbohydrates: 14 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
Sugars: 11.7 g
Protein: 0.5 g

Vitamins & Minerals:

Vitamin A: 2 mg
Vitamin C: 2 mg
Calcium: 10 mg
Iron: 144 mg

MELONS

It’s Melon season! The spring weather is upon us, and for Divine Flavor, this means our farms in northern Mexico are starting the melon harvest which includes regular seedless watermelon, mini seedless watermelon, cantaloupes, and honey dew. With every fruit and veggie produced at our Divine Flavor farms, flavor is our specialty and each of our melons burst with rich, mouthwatering, fruity flavor. Melons are the perfect fruit for the late spring/early summer. Enjoy them for a refreshing outdoor treat, sporting events, or even a late-night treat. Being produced for the next month and a half, now is the time to get your hands on some juicy melons!

NUTRITION FACTS

WATERMELON

Serving Size: 1 serving (280 g)

Calories: 85
Total Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 3 mg
Potassium: 314 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 21 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
Sugar: 17 g
Protein: 1.7 g

Vitamins & Minerals:

Vitamin C: 37%
Vitamin A: 18%
Iron: 3%
Vitamin B6: 5%
Magnesium: 7%
Calcium: 2%

CANTALOUPE

Serving Size: 1 cup (156 g)

Calories: 53
Total Fat: 0.3 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 25 mg
Potassium: 417 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 13 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
Sugar: 12 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Vitamins & Minerals:

Vitamin C: 97%
Iron: 1%
Vitamin B6: 5%
Magnesium: 4%
Calcium: 1%

HONEY DEW

Serving Size: 1 serving (135 g)

Calories: 48
Carbohydrates: 12 g
Fiber: 1.1 g
Fat: 0.2 g
Sodium: 24 mg
Protein: 0.7 g

Vitamins & Minerals:

Vitamin A: 1.2%
Vitamin C: 40%
Iron: 1.2%
Potassium: 306 mg
Calcium: 0%

HEALTH BENEFITS

All melons have a variety of health benefits whether it relates to hydration and the high water content they have, or the vitamins and minerals contained in the fruit. Watermelons, cantaloupe, and honey dew each contain a good amount of vitamin C which help support a strong immune system. Watermelons are a type of fruit which has high content level of lycopene. Lycopene has many health benefits such as supporting good oral and bone health, but also, there have been studies that show a connection between lycopene intake and cancer prevention. Cantaloupe contains a compound called beta carotene which the body uses and converts into vitamin A. Cantaloupe also has good levels of fiber which help support digestive health. Not to mention this melon has over 100% of the DV of vitamin C per serving. Lastly, honey dew contains a variety of health benefits due to the high levels of nutrients it has including vitamin C, fiber, potassium and thiamine. Regardless of which melon you prefer, they are all delicious and nutritious fruits.

GRAPE TOMATOES

Juicy, sweet, and backed by quality. Our organic grape tomatoes are some of the most flavorful products we have at Divine Flavor. Grape tomatoes redefine the meaning of produce snacking. Give them a quick rinse and they can easily be thrown into an easier version of a caprese salad mixed with fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, and mozzarella balls. Or try pan searing to blister the flavor with your steak dinner. Whatever option you choose, you can’t go wrong with Divine Flavor grape tomatoes. Grown fresh and organic in our greenhouses and available year-round!

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving Size: 5 tomatoes (50 g)

Calories: 13.Total Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 2.8 mg
Potassium: 129 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 2.74 g
Dietary fiber: 1.04 g
Sugar: 1.5 g
Protein: 0.5 g

Vitamins & Minerals:

Vitamin C: 12.6%
Vitamin A: 9.1%
Iron: 0.8%
Vitamin B6: 0.03 mg
Calcium: 0.4%

For more information, please contact:
Michael DuPuis
Public Relations Coordinator
+1 (520)-281-8328
mdupuis@divineflavor.com