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Asian - Don Qua 
  
Description
Resembling a large honeydew melon or pale pumpkin, Don Qua is a large, dark green squash-like melon primarily used in soups. Also known as winter melon. Smooth, skinned, cylindrical and different types can range in weight from 2 or 3 kg to 30 kg or more. A white waxy coating on the outside gives way to a soft, white flesh. 
 
Storage & Handling
Choose melons that have evenly-textured shells, free of soft, water soaked areas or mold. Whole melons will keep for some months in a cool, dry area. If purchased cut-up, melon pieces should be wrapped in plastic and used as soon as possible. 
 
Nutritional Info
- Nutritional Facts Not Available. 
 
 
  
  
Usage Ideas
Popular in stir-fry dishes, Winter Melon is best known for its role in Winter Melon Soup where the melon is scooped out, mixed with other ingredients (including a broth), then returned, steamed and served in the same "melon bowl".
 
 
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