Like a galia melon, the cantaloupe is a net melon. The net of the cantaloupe is white. In addition, a cantaloupe melon can be recognized by the green stripes running along the length of the melon and converging on the extremities of the melon. The cantaloupe has orange flesh. It's a delicious, low-calorie snack. It can also be used in a salad or as a dessert. A well-known Italian recipe is a piece of cantaloupe melon wrapped in prosciutto.