Pepino Melon

Solanum muricatum

General Information

The sweet cucumber or pear-melon comes from the Andean region, where it has been cultivated for several years. Despite its good productive qualities, it has not managed to spread to the rest of the world.

The sweet cucumber, also known as melon cucumber, is a fruit with a mild flavor very similar to melon, it has a thin cream-colored skin with purple spots, it has an elongated shape or in some cases a heart, its pulp is greenish and quite juicy.

This exotic fruit develops on a small bush and grows similar to the tomato. It prefers warm, frost-free places.

Pepino Melon

Latin name: Solanum muricatum
Family plant name: Solanaceae
Origin: Colombia, Peru and Chile (Andes Mountains)

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 100

Amount per serving
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 0g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 3mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 5mg 1%
Vitamin A 6%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What properties does the Sweet Cucumber have?

 This fruit contains a large number of antioxidants, such as beta carotene, which prevents many diseases. It has a high amount of fiber, and provides vitamin C. It is a very refreshing fruit as it has a high-water content, and this is due to its diuretic properties.



  1. Reduces blood pressure
  2. Relieves liver disorders
  3. Regulates glucose levels
  4. Helps improve vision
  5. Strengthens the density of bones and teeth
  6. Prevents urinary stones
  7. Avoid constipation
  8. Works as an anti-inflammatory
  9. Reduces the risk of Breast, Uterine and Prostate Cancer


How to consume?

Sweet cucumber can be used in a large number of recipes, although it can also be eaten alone. It is usually eaten in salads or baked.

When ripe it can be eaten like an apple, with its peel. Its seeds are also edible.