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Nutritional Breakdown of Melon

Melon Breakdown

Refreshingly light, crisp, and juicy, melon is the perfect Summer food. You can make a mouthwatering fruit salad by mixing the different varieties, or enjoy them one at a time with some cottage cheese. I was curious to see how the many melons compare nutritionally, so I made a handy little chart. To find out which melon has the most potassium, and which has the least amount of sugar, keep reading.

1 cup diced melon Calories Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g) Calcium (mg) Potassium (mg)
Cantaloupe 53 13.7 1.4 12.3 1.3 14 416.5
Crenshaw 48 11.2 1.5 9.7 1.9
Casaba 48 11 2 10 2 18.7 309
Honeydew 61 15 1 14 1 10.2 388
Watermelon 46 11.6 .6 9.4 .9 10.6 170.2
Yellow watermelon 50 12 0 12 0


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prencesschris prencesschris 7 years
never heard of crenshaw before
cg130 cg130 7 years
I love watermelon!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I love cantaloupe, but I don't usually buy them...I grow them on my "borrowed garden" land on my in-laws' farm. The store-bought ones are kind of bland for some reason.
Mariana48 Mariana48 7 years
i dont why i hate melons, except watermelons
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
Watermelons are the only melons I eat. The other are gross, the taste of cantaloupe and honeydew make me want to gag.
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 7 years
I love melons! They are so yummy and refreshing in the summer. I'm so glad to read here that a whole cup of yummy melon is only about 50-60 calories.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Honeydew is my favorite and although it's the worse of the melons, I just can't give that up! It's such a summer treat for me!
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