Rockmelon can be eaten alone, or used in fruit salad. It is often wrapped in thinly sliced prosciutto.
Just one (100g) serve of rockmelon contains a days allowance of Vitamin C, and they are a good source of beta carotene (which is converted to Vitamin A in the body). Look for a deep orange coloured flesh for a high level of beta carotene. Rockmelons also contain potassium, which may be important in maintaining a healthy blood pressure and kidney function, as well as muscle tone.
Rockmelons do not ripen after harvest, so they are ripe when you buy them. Once you cut into it, a sweet aroma and orange flesh is the sign of a rockmelon that's ready to eat.
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