Honey Dew Melon
· The ancient
Egyptians regarded the honeydew as sacred and it was only reserved for
society’s elite. Famous historical figures who loved the fruit include
Cleopatra, Napoleon Bonaparte and Pope Paul II.
· In China, the
honeydew is called the Wallace melon.
When former U.S. Vice President Henry Wallace visited China in the early
1940’s, he distributed melon seeds to the local farmers; thus, he is said to be
the one who first introduced the honeydew to China.