United States Department of Agriculture
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National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  09326, Watermelon, raw
Food Group: Fruits and Fruit Juices
Scientific Name:  Citrullus lanatus
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.6   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.36   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 48%   Refuse Description:   Rind, seeds, and cutting loss
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup, balls 154 g

cup, diced 152 g

melon (15" long x 7-1/2" dia) 4,518 g

wedge (approx 1/16 of melon) 286 g

watermelon balls 122 g

NLEA serving 280 g
Proximates Water 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 g 91.45 14 0.310 140.83 139.00 4131.71 261.55 111.57 256.06
Proximates Energy kcal 30 -- -- 46 46 1355 86 37 84
Proximates Energy kJ 127 -- -- 196 193 5738 363 155 356
Proximates Protein 1, 2, 3 g 0.61 11 0.040 0.94 0.93 27.56 1.74 0.74 1.71
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1, 2, 3 g 0.15 10 0.030 0.23 0.23 6.78 0.43 0.18 0.42
Proximates Ash 1, 2, 3 g 0.25 11 0.030 0.39 0.38 11.29 0.71 0.30 0.70
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 7.55 -- -- 11.63 11.48 341.11 21.59 9.21 21.14
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1, 3, 4, 5 g 0.4 10 0.051 0.6 0.6 18.1 1.1 0.5 1.1
Proximates Sugars, total 2, 3, 4 g 6.20 6 0.140 9.55 9.42 280.12 17.73 7.56 17.36
Proximates Sucrose 2, 3, 4 g 1.21 6 0.850 1.86 1.84 54.67 3.46 1.48 3.39
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 2, 3, 4 g 1.58 8 0.430 2.43 2.40 71.38 4.52 1.93 4.42
Proximates Fructose 2, 3, 4 g 3.36 8 0.320 5.17 5.11 151.80 9.61 4.10 9.41
Proximates Lactose 2, 3, 4 g 0.00 8 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 2, 3, 4 g 0.06 8 0.040 0.09 0.09 2.71 0.17 0.07 0.17
Proximates Galactose 2, 3 g 0.00 7 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Starch 3 g 0.00 4 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 mg 7 42 0.000 11 11 316 20 9 20
Minerals Iron, Fe 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 mg 0.24 45 0.010 0.37 0.36 10.84 0.69 0.29 0.67
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 mg 10 45 0.000 15 15 452 29 12 28
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 mg 11 42 0.000 17 17 497 31 13 31
Minerals Potassium, K 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 mg 112 44 3.000 172 170 5060 320 137 314
Minerals Sodium, Na 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 mg 1 40 0.000 2 2 45 3 1 3
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 mg 0.10 45 0.020 0.15 0.15 4.52 0.29 0.12 0.28
Minerals Copper, Cu 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 mg 0.042 42 0.008 0.065 0.064 1.898 0.120 0.051 0.118
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 mg 0.038 45 0.002 0.059 0.058 1.717 0.109 0.046 0.106
Minerals Selenium, Se 2 µg 0.4 2 -- 0.6 0.6 18.1 1.1 0.5 1.1
Minerals Fluoride, F 18, 19 µg 1.5 11 0.300 2.3 2.3 67.8 4.3 1.8 4.2
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1, 3 mg 8.1 6 2.400 12.5 12.3 366.0 23.2 9.9 22.7
Vitamins Thiamin 1, 2, 3 mg 0.033 11 0.003 0.051 0.050 1.491 0.094 0.040 0.092
Vitamins Riboflavin 1, 2, 3 mg 0.021 11 0.007 0.032 0.032 0.949 0.060 0.026 0.059
Vitamins Niacin 1, 2, 3 mg 0.178 11 0.008 0.274 0.271 8.042 0.509 0.217 0.498
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1, 2, 3 mg 0.221 11 0.014 0.340 0.336 9.985 0.632 0.270 0.619
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1, 2, 3 mg 0.045 11 0.009 0.069 0.068 2.033 0.129 0.055 0.126
Vitamins Folate, total 2 µg 3 3 0.000 5 5 136 9 4 8
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 3 3 0.000 5 5 136 9 4 8
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 3 -- -- 5 5 136 9 4 8
Vitamins Choline, total 3 mg 4.1 -- -- 6.3 6.2 185.2 11.7 5.0 11.5
Vitamins Betaine 3 mg 0.3 1 -- 0.5 0.5 13.6 0.9 0.4 0.8
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 2, 3 µg 28 -- -- 43 43 1265 80 34 78
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1, 2, 3, 20, 21 µg 303 14 8.000 467 461 13690 867 370 848
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 2, 3, 21 µg 0 9 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 2, 3, 20, 21 µg 78 10 77.000 120 119 3524 223 95 218
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU 1, 2, 3 IU 569 -- -- 876 865 25707 1627 694 1593
Vitamins Lycopene 2, 3, 21, 22 µg 4532 150 386.000 6979 6889 204756 12962 5529 12690
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 2, 3, 21 µg 8 9 4.000 12 12 361 23 10 22
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2, 3, 6 mg 0.05 8 0.010 0.08 0.08 2.26 0.14 0.06 0.14
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 2, 3, 6 mg 0.00 8 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 2, 3, 6 mg 0.00 8 0.003 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 2, 3, 6 mg 0.00 8 0.005 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 2, 3, 6 mg 0.01 8 0.008 0.02 0.02 0.45 0.03 0.01 0.03
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 2, 3, 6 mg 0.00 8 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 2, 3, 6 mg 0.00 8 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 2, 3, 6 mg 0.00 8 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 2, 3, 23 µg 0.1 8 0.060 0.2 0.2 4.5 0.3 0.1 0.3
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.016 -- -- 0.025 0.024 0.723 0.046 0.020 0.045
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.001 -- -- 0.002 0.002 0.045 0.003 0.001 0.003
Lipids 12:0 g 0.001 -- -- 0.002 0.002 0.045 0.003 0.001 0.003
Lipids 14:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 g 0.008 -- -- 0.012 0.012 0.361 0.023 0.010 0.022
Lipids 18:0 g 0.006 -- -- 0.009 0.009 0.271 0.017 0.007 0.017
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.037 -- -- 0.057 0.056 1.672 0.106 0.045 0.104
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.037 -- -- 0.057 0.056 1.672 0.106 0.045 0.104
Lipids 20:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.050 -- -- 0.077 0.076 2.259 0.143 0.061 0.140
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.050 -- -- 0.077 0.076 2.259 0.143 0.061 0.140
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 2 -- -- 3 3 90 6 2 6
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.007 1 -- 0.011 0.011 0.316 0.020 0.009 0.020
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.027 1 -- 0.042 0.041 1.220 0.077 0.033 0.076
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.019 1 -- 0.029 0.029 0.858 0.054 0.023 0.053
Amino Acids Leucine g 0.018 1 -- 0.028 0.027 0.813 0.051 0.022 0.050
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.062 1 -- 0.095 0.094 2.801 0.177 0.076 0.174
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.006 1 -- 0.009 0.009 0.271 0.017 0.007 0.017
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.002 1 -- 0.003 0.003 0.090 0.006 0.002 0.006
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 0.015 1 -- 0.023 0.023 0.678 0.043 0.018 0.042
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.012 1 -- 0.018 0.018 0.542 0.034 0.015 0.034
Amino Acids Valine g 0.016 1 -- 0.025 0.024 0.723 0.046 0.020 0.045
Amino Acids Arginine g 0.059 1 -- 0.091 0.090 2.666 0.169 0.072 0.165
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.006 1 -- 0.009 0.009 0.271 0.017 0.007 0.017
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.017 1 -- 0.026 0.026 0.768 0.049 0.021 0.048
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 0.039 1 -- 0.060 0.059 1.762 0.112 0.048 0.109
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 0.063 1 -- 0.097 0.096 2.846 0.180 0.077 0.176
Amino Acids Glycine g 0.010 1 -- 0.015 0.015 0.452 0.029 0.012 0.028
Amino Acids Proline g 0.024 1 -- 0.037 0.036 1.084 0.069 0.029 0.067
Amino Acids Serine g 0.016 1 -- 0.025 0.024 0.723 0.046 0.020 0.045
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthocyanidins Cyanidin 24 mg 0.0 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Petunidin 24 mg 0.0 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Delphinidin 24 mg 0.0 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Malvidin 24 mg 0.0 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Pelargonidin 24 mg 0.0 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Peonidin 24 mg 0.0 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Catechin 24 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 24 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 24 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 3-gallate 24 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 3-gallate 24 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Gallocatechin 24 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavanones Hesperetin 24 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavanones Naringenin 24 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Apigenin 24, 25, 26 mg 0.0 5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Luteolin 24, 25, 26, 27 mg 0.5 4 0.46 0.7 0.7 20.8 1.3 0.6 1.3
Flavonols Kaempferol 25, 26, 27, 28 mg 0.5 4 0.45 0.7 0.7 20.3 1.3 0.5 1.3
Flavonols Myricetin 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Quercetin 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 mg 0.0 7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Isoflavones Daidzein 31, 32, 33 mg 0.00 3 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 31, 32, 33 mg 0.00 3 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Glycitein 33 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 31, 32, 33 mg 0.00 3 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Formononetin mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Coumestrol mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 29, 30 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 29, 30 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 29, 30 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 29, 30 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 29, 30 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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Langual Code(s)

  • A0143 FRUIT OR FRUIT PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1279 0900 FRUITS AND FRUIT JUICES (USDA SR)
  • B1391 WATERMELON
  • C0229 FRUIT, PEEL REMOVED, CORE, PIT OR SEED REMOVED
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0003 NO TREATMENT APPLIED
  • J0001 PRESERVATION METHOD NOT KNOWN
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION