(Cucumis melo or C. inodorus — Family Cucurbitaceae)
The cassaba is a group of large, pale yellow winter melons that originated in Turkey.
It has a smooth skin and a globular shape, resembling a muskmelon. The ripe fruit has a white or yellow flesh that is sweet and juicy, having a characteristic cucumber flavour.
Casabas are extensively cultivated in California, where they were introduced in the 19th century.
They contain some protein, carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, and Vitamins A, B, and C.