Cucurbitaceae Cucumis melo L.


Keresan - Food, Spice

Use documented by:
White, Leslie A, 1945, Notes on the Ethnobotany of the Keres, Papers of the Michigan Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters 30:557-568, page 560

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Scientific name: Cucumis melo L.
USDA symbol: CUME (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Cantaloupe
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Keresan
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Spice
Notes: Seeds ground on metate to remove the hulls & used to flavor various foods, especially rabbit stews.

RECRD: 3092 id: 11562