In 1989, melon producers observed that a specific variety of cantaloupes preserved much better than others. Although not very popular with consumers due to their lack of sweetness, these melons nevertheless kept a nice appearance, without wrinkles or skin spoilage, and three to four times longer than traditional melons.
As a result of this discovery, comprehensive studies were conducted on this cantaloupe. Researchers discovered that its longevity was due to its high superoxyde dismutase (SOD) content. Using an agronomic technique with no GMO manipulation, a hybrid melon was developed during further research.
Now, this cantaloupe can be grown with consistent quality and a very high concentration of stable SOD.
This extremely resistant melon variety grows exclusively in the south of France, specifically in the Avignon region. Laboratoires ISOCELL developed relationships with farm operators who grow this cantaloupe to obtain its natural SOD and incorporate it into their dietary supplements