Galia Melon



Galia melons are available year-round with a peak season in the spring through mid-fall.

Current Facts

Galia melons are members of the Cucurbitaceae family. Botanically classified as Cucumis melo var. flexuosus, their name is derived from an agriculturalist that first identified it by the name “galia” in Israel in the late 1960s.

Nutritional Value

Galia melons are a good source of Vitamins A and C and contain trace amounts of calcium, magnesium and potassium. They are also low in sodium and calories making them an excellent addition to any diet. The juicy flesh is packed with natural sugars adding flavor without extra calories or fat.


When selecting a Galia melon look for one that has an evenly colored green and yellow skin and a sweet aroma. Avoid any with brown spots or blemishes as this indicates that the melon is overripe. Like many other melons, Galia melons are best served chilled after being cut into cubes for easy snacking. They can also be used in salads, smoothies, sorbets, or included in fruit platters. When preparing a Galia melon it is best to use kitchen shears instead of a knife as they will provide a cleaner cut and help prevent the flesh from becoming mushy. Additionally, be sure to discard the seeds before consuming.

Health Benefits

Galia melons contain many beneficial nutrients which offer a range of health benefits such as:

-Vitamin A: helps to keep eyes, skin and hair healthy.

-Vitamin C: boosts the immune system and fights inflammation.

-Potassium: helps to regulate blood pressure and maintains healthy heart function.

-Fiber: aids in digestion and maintains a feeling of fullness, helping with weight management.

Galia melons are also naturally low in calories making them an ideal snack for those looking to maintain or lose weight healthily. They can easily be incorporated into any diet without worry of going over caloric intake goals. All these benefits make Galia melons a tasty yet nutritious way to stay energized throughout the day!

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