Honeydew melon is a sweet and juicy fruit that is typically eaten raw. It is a good source of vitamin C and potassium, as well as other beneficial plant compounds. Honeydew melon has a light green flesh and a smooth, waxy exterior. It can be eaten on its own or added to fruit salads, smoothies, or other desserts. When selecting a honeydew melon, look for one that is symmetrical, firm, heavy for its size, and has a slightly waxy surface. The skin should be free from bruises, cracks, or soft spots. Store whole honeydew melons at room temperature for up to a week, or in the refrigerator for up to a few days once it is cut. To prepare a honeydew melon, cut off both ends, stand it upright, slice down the middle, and then cut into wedges or cubes.