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"They're black melons that grow in the Jundland Wastes. When you crack them open, there's milk inside. It tastes horrible, but it's safe to drink."
―Ben Kenobi[src]

Black melons were a type of melon that grew in the Jundland Wastes of the desert planet Tatooine. They were egg-shaped with a crackled black outer shell, and contained a "milk" that the Tusken Raiders were known to drink. Black melon milk was also safe to drink for humans, although Ben Kenobi once commented that it tasted horrible. Kenobi attempted to sell some during a Great Drought on Tatooine during his exile. Kenobi was trying to sell them because citizens were dying due to a lack of water and much of the water they did have was taken as water taxes for Jabba the Hutt.[1] Black melons were an important food item in Tusken Raider culture, as they felt insulted when Cobb Vanth refused to drink the milk inside while camping out with a group of them.[2]

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Black melons first appeared in Star Wars 7, a Marvel comic book released in 2015 that was written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Simone Bianchi.[1]

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