How to Store a Cantaloupe?
Once home you can keep the muskmelon at room temperature for it to ripen. Remember that you should do this only if it has not yet reached the stage of full ripeness.
When the cantaloupe has reached its ripest stage store them in the refrigerator immediately.
You should use a cantaloupe within a week of purchase.
If you have cut your muskmelon then make sure that you consume them in one or two days. Never keep cut cantaloupes in the open as these fruits are vulnerable to salmonella contamination. If cantaloupes are kept outside for more then 2 hours then discard it immediately.
To store cut cantaloupes, wrap them up in a plastic wrap or in an airtight plastic container and refrigerate them. Exposed cantaloupes emit ethylene gas which can affect the taste and texture of other vegetables and fruits near it.
If required, you can also freeze the cantaloupes after cutting them into large dices. Though there will be change in texture and taste, it will be comparatively subtle if the fruits are cut up in dices.
Melons ripen fast when kept outside in a fruit bowl with bananas.
Always bring the cantaloupes to room temperature before eating to get the best taste
Cut up cantaloupes will stay well in the refrigerator for about 3 days.