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honeydew

the sugary waste substance passed out by aphids and similar insects.
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"Lovely hop nose, fruity, like honeydew melons," said taster Ernie Adamo.
Honeydew melons have smooth rinds over white or green flesh.
Reducing Salmonella on cantaloupes and honeydew melons using wash practices applicable to postharvest handling, foodservice, and consumer preparation, Int J Food Microbiol 2005;99:59-70.
Both true cantaloupe and muskmelon are part of the Cucumis melo family, along with casaba, Crenshaw and honeydew melons, but not watermelon, which is in a different genus entirely.
The arrangements can include a variety of fruits, such as pineapples, grapes, honeydew melons, cantaloupes, strawberries, apples, oranges and bananas.
Lester, of the Crop Quality and Fruit Insects Research Unit in Weslaco, TX, and found that orange-fleshed honeydew melons can provide an appealing alternative to cantaloupes for fresh cutting.
However, this indicator does not apply to honeydew melons, because they don't slip from the vine like muskmelons.
Honeydew melons must have a creamy light green rind and slightly softened blossom ends.
Cut-up honeydew melons stay fresh and marketable longer, thanks to new controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) techniques worked out by USDA/ARS scientists (BARC-West, 10300 Baltimore Ave., Bldg.
each) honeydew melons 1 can (20 oz.) or 2 cans (11 oz.