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Honeydew

 

 


  • The honeydew is a type of edible melon (Family Cucurbitaceae) a cultivar, of the species Cucumis melo L. subspecies melo L., which includes as other cultivars, the cantaloupe, casaba, musk mellon, and several ornamental gourds.
  • Honeydew is a sugar-rich secretion of certain plant-sucking insects such as aphids and scale insects. Ants and wasps may eat honeydew, while honeybees gather it and process it into a dark, strong honey that is highly prized in parts of Europe and Asia for its reputed medicinal value. Many trees host aphids that are a honeydew source.

 


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