Piel de Sapo is also known as the Santa Claus or Christmas melon. It has a thick, green-striped outer rind, pale green to white inner flesh with a mild melon flavour, and sweetness close to honeydew melons, if not more so.
Melons are a source of vitamin C and dietary fibre, while also low in calories and sodium, and containing very little fat and no cholesterol.
The flesh of uncut melons is juicier and softer if kept at room temperature one or two days before serving. Once ripened or cut, it should be refrigerated in plastic.