United States Department of Agriculture
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National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  09184, Melons, honeydew, raw
Food Group: Fruits and Fruit Juices
Scientific Name:  Cucumis melo
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.6   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.36   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 54%   Refuse Description:   5% cavity contents, rind 49%
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup, diced (approx 20 pieces per cup) 170 g

cup, balls 177 g

melon (5-1/4" dia) 1,000 g

melon (6" - 7" dia) 1,280 g

wedge (1/8 of 5-1/4" dia melon) 125 g

wedge (1/8 of 6" to 7" dia melon) 160 g

honeydew balls 138 g

NLEA serving 134 g
Proximates Water 1, 2, 3, 4 g 89.82 20 0.470 152.69 158.98 898.20 1149.70 112.28 143.71 123.95 120.36
Proximates Energy kcal 36 -- -- 61 64 360 461 45 58 50 48
Proximates Energy kJ 150 -- -- 255 266 1500 1920 188 240 207 201
Proximates Protein 1, 2, 3 g 0.54 18 0.050 0.92 0.96 5.40 6.91 0.68 0.86 0.75 0.72
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 2, 3 g 0.14 8 0.030 0.24 0.25 1.40 1.79 0.17 0.22 0.19 0.19
Proximates Ash 1, 2, 3 g 0.41 17 0.020 0.70 0.73 4.10 5.25 0.51 0.66 0.57 0.55
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 9.09 -- -- 15.45 16.09 90.90 116.35 11.36 14.54 12.54 12.18
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1, 2, 3, 4 g 0.8 20 0.100 1.4 1.4 8.0 10.2 1.0 1.3 1.1 1.1
Proximates Sugars, total 2, 3 g 8.12 8 0.920 13.80 14.37 81.20 103.94 10.15 12.99 11.21 10.88
Proximates Sucrose 2, 3 g 2.48 8 0.570 4.22 4.39 24.80 31.74 3.10 3.97 3.42 3.32
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 2, 3 g 2.68 8 0.250 4.56 4.74 26.80 34.30 3.35 4.29 3.70 3.59
Proximates Fructose 2, 3 g 2.96 8 0.150 5.03 5.24 29.60 37.89 3.70 4.74 4.08 3.97
Proximates Lactose 2, 3 g 0.00 8 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 2, 3 g 0.00 8 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose 2, 3 g 0.00 8 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Starch 2 g 0.00 3 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1, 2, 3, 5 mg 6 19 1.000 10 11 60 77 8 10 8 8
Minerals Iron, Fe 1, 2, 3, 5 mg 0.17 19 0.008 0.29 0.30 1.70 2.18 0.21 0.27 0.23 0.23
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1, 2, 3, 5 mg 10 19 1.000 17 18 100 128 12 16 14 13
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1, 2, 3 mg 11 18 0.000 19 19 110 141 14 18 15 15
Minerals Potassium, K 1, 2, 3, 5 mg 228 19 17.000 388 404 2280 2918 285 365 315 306
Minerals Sodium, Na 1, 2, 3, 5 mg 18 12 1.000 31 32 180 230 22 29 25 24
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1, 2, 3, 5 mg 0.09 19 0.008 0.15 0.16 0.90 1.15 0.11 0.14 0.12 0.12
Minerals Copper, Cu 1, 2, 3, 5 mg 0.024 19 0.003 0.041 0.042 0.240 0.307 0.030 0.038 0.033 0.032
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1, 2, 3, 5 mg 0.027 19 0.002 0.046 0.048 0.270 0.346 0.034 0.043 0.037 0.036
Minerals Selenium, Se 2 µg 0.7 4 0.000 1.2 1.2 7.0 9.0 0.9 1.1 1.0 0.9
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1, 2 mg 18.0 14 1.600 30.6 31.9 180.0 230.4 22.5 28.8 24.8 24.1
Vitamins Thiamin 1, 2 mg 0.038 14 0.013 0.065 0.067 0.380 0.486 0.048 0.061 0.052 0.051
Vitamins Riboflavin 2, 3 mg 0.012 8 0.002 0.020 0.021 0.120 0.154 0.015 0.019 0.017 0.016
Vitamins Niacin 1, 2, 3 mg 0.418 18 0.061 0.711 0.740 4.180 5.350 0.522 0.669 0.577 0.560
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 2, 3 mg 0.155 8 0.068 0.264 0.274 1.550 1.984 0.194 0.248 0.214 0.208
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1, 2, 3 mg 0.088 18 0.012 0.150 0.156 0.880 1.126 0.110 0.141 0.121 0.118
Vitamins Folate, total 1, 2, 3 µg 19 18 3.000 32 34 190 243 24 30 26 25
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 19 18 3.000 32 34 190 243 24 30 26 25
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 19 -- -- 32 34 190 243 24 30 26 25
Vitamins Choline, total mg 7.6 -- -- 12.9 13.5 76.0 97.3 9.5 12.2 10.5 10.2
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 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 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 1, 2, 3 µg 3 16 0.000 5 5 30 38 4 5 4 4
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1, 2, 3 µg 30 16 0.000 51 53 300 384 38 48 41 40
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 2, 3 µg 0 6 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 2, 3 µg 0 6 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU 1, 2, 3 IU 50 16 0.000 85 88 500 640 62 80 69 67
Vitamins Lycopene 2, 3 µg 0 6 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 2, 3 µg 27 6 3.000 46 48 270 346 34 43 37 36
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg 0.02 3 0.006 0.03 0.04 0.20 0.26 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 2 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 2 mg 0.03 3 0.003 0.05 0.05 0.30 0.38 0.04 0.05 0.04 0.04
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 2 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 2 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 2 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 2 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 2 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00 0.00 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 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 2, 3 µg 2.9 8 0.100 4.9 5.1 29.0 37.1 3.6 4.6 4.0 3.9
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.038 -- -- 0.065 0.067 0.380 0.486 0.048 0.061 0.052 0.051
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 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 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 g 0.002 -- -- 0.003 0.004 0.020 0.026 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003
Lipids 14:0 g 0.002 -- -- 0.003 0.004 0.020 0.026 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003
Lipids 16:0 g 0.032 -- -- 0.054 0.057 0.320 0.410 0.040 0.051 0.044 0.043
Lipids 18:0 g 0.003 -- -- 0.005 0.005 0.030 0.038 0.004 0.005 0.004 0.004
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.003 -- -- 0.005 0.005 0.030 0.038 0.004 0.005 0.004 0.004
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.003 -- -- 0.005 0.005 0.030 0.038 0.004 0.005 0.004 0.004
Lipids 20:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 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 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.059 -- -- 0.100 0.104 0.590 0.755 0.074 0.094 0.081 0.079
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.026 -- -- 0.044 0.046 0.260 0.333 0.033 0.042 0.036 0.035
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.033 -- -- 0.056 0.058 0.330 0.422 0.041 0.053 0.046 0.044
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 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 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 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 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 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Amino Acids Tryptophan 2, 3 g 0.005 -- -- 0.009 0.009 0.050 0.064 0.006 0.008 0.007 0.007
Amino Acids Threonine 2, 3 g 0.013 -- -- 0.022 0.023 0.130 0.166 0.016 0.021 0.018 0.017
Amino Acids Isoleucine 2, 3 g 0.013 -- -- 0.022 0.023 0.130 0.166 0.016 0.021 0.018 0.017
Amino Acids Leucine 2, 3 g 0.016 -- -- 0.027 0.028 0.160 0.205 0.020 0.026 0.022 0.021
Amino Acids Lysine 2, 3 g 0.018 -- -- 0.031 0.032 0.180 0.230 0.022 0.029 0.025 0.024
Amino Acids Methionine 2, 3 g 0.005 -- -- 0.009 0.009 0.050 0.064 0.006 0.008 0.007 0.007
Amino Acids Cystine 2, 3 g 0.005 -- -- 0.009 0.009 0.050 0.064 0.006 0.008 0.007 0.007
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 2, 3 g 0.015 -- -- 0.025 0.027 0.150 0.192 0.019 0.024 0.021 0.020
Amino Acids Tyrosine 2, 3 g 0.010 -- -- 0.017 0.018 0.100 0.128 0.013 0.016 0.014 0.013
Amino Acids Valine 2, 3 g 0.018 -- -- 0.031 0.032 0.180 0.230 0.022 0.029 0.025 0.024
Amino Acids Arginine 2, 3 g 0.014 -- -- 0.024 0.025 0.140 0.179 0.018 0.022 0.019 0.019
Amino Acids Histidine 2, 3 g 0.005 -- -- 0.009 0.009 0.050 0.064 0.006 0.008 0.007 0.007
Amino Acids Alanine 2, 3 g 0.044 -- -- 0.075 0.078 0.440 0.563 0.055 0.070 0.061 0.059
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 2, 3 g 0.088 -- -- 0.150 0.156 0.880 1.126 0.110 0.141 0.121 0.118
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 2, 3 g 0.153 -- -- 0.260 0.271 1.530 1.958 0.191 0.245 0.211 0.205
Amino Acids Glycine 2, 3 g 0.016 -- -- 0.027 0.028 0.160 0.205 0.020 0.026 0.022 0.021
Amino Acids Proline 2, 3 g 0.012 -- -- 0.020 0.021 0.120 0.154 0.015 0.019 0.017 0.016
Amino Acids Serine 2, 3 g 0.023 -- -- 0.039 0.041 0.230 0.294 0.029 0.037 0.032 0.031
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthocyanidins Cyanidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Petunidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Delphinidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Malvidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Pelargonidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Anthocyanidins Peonidin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Catechin 6 mg 0.0 5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 6 mg 0.0 5 0.04 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 6 mg 0.0 5 0.01 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 3-gallate 6 mg 0.0 5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 3-gallate 6 mg 0.0 5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Gallocatechin 6 mg 0.0 5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavanones Hesperetin 6 mg 0.0 5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavanones Naringenin 6 mg 0.0 5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Apigenin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavones Luteolin 6 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Myricetin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Quercetin 6 mg 0.0 2 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Isoflavones Daidzein 8 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 8 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 8 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 7 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 7 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 7 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 7 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 7 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Sources of Data

1Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Nutrient Content of Honeydew , 1985    
2Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 4f , 2000  Beltsville MD  
3Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program Wave 5h , 2001  Beltsville MD  
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Langual Code(s)

  • A0143 FRUIT OR FRUIT PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1279 0900 FRUITS AND FRUIT JUICES (USDA SR)
  • B1582 HONEYDEW MELON
  • 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