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Cantaloupe is known as the beauty fruit. Only 1 cup delivers the goods. The high vitamin C plays an important role in the growth and repair of tissues and helps in forming collagen! Collagen is needed for making skin tissue, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels.

Cantaloupe is also rich in antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and zeazanthin which have the ability to help protect cells and other structures offering the body protection.

Prefer orange juice? Skip it as it has 29.5 grams of sugar per 8 ounce serving. Cantaloupe has 13.9 grams of sugar for a one cup serving.