Fruit facts: Melon (cantaloupe) nutrition facts

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Melon (Cucumis melo) is an annual creeper belonging to genus Cucumis.
Melon is native to northwest India and is now now grown all over the world in the tropical and subtropical regions.
Various cultivars of melon plant have been evolved suitable to particular regions and people.
The fruit is a very good source of vitamin A, folic acid and potassium. Cantaloupe is also rich in vitamin C content and has antioxidant role in health. 100g of cantaloupe provides 20% of dietary vitamin C requirement.
Nutrient values and weights given below are calculated for edible portion only. 50% of the fruit gets wasted as refuse in the form of cavity contents, seeds and rind.

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Melon fruit (cantaloupe variety)

Melon fruit nutrition

Nutrients
UnitsValue per 100g One cup
diced 170g
One medium
size wedge 125g
Water g 89.82 152.69 112.28
Energy kcal 36 61 45
Carbohydrate g 9.09 15.45 11.36
Protein g 0.54 0.92 0.68
Lipid (fat) g 0.14 0.24 0.17
Ash g 0.41 0.70 0.51
Dietary fibre g 0.8 1.4 1.0

Fruit facts: Melon carbohydrates nutrition

Carbohydrates in
cantaloupe
UnitsValue
per 100g
One cup
diced 170g
One medium
size wedge 125g
Sugars g 8.12 13.80 10.15
Fructose g 2.96 5.03 3.70
Glucose (dextrose) g 2.68 4.56 3.35
Sucrose g 2.48 4.22 3.10

Fruit facts: Minerals nutrition

Minerals in
cantaloupe
UnitsValue per 100g One cup
diced 170g
One medium
size wedge 125g
Calcium mg 6 10 8
Selenium mcg 0.7 1.2 0.9
Iron mg 0.17 0.29 0.21
Manganese mg 0.03 0.05 0.03
Magnesium mg 10 17 12
Copper mg 0.02 0.04 0.03
Phosphorus mg 11 19 14
Zinc mg 0.09 0.15 0.11
Sodium mg 18 31 22
Potassium mg 228 388 285

Fruit facts: Melon vitamins nutrition

Vitamins nutrition
UnitsValue
per
100g
One cup
diced
170g
One medium
size
wedge 125g
Vitamin C mg 18.0 30.6 22.5
Thiamin mg 0.04 0.07 0.05
Riboflavin mg 0.01 0.02 0.02
Niacin mg 0.42 0.71 0.52
Pantothenic acid mg 0.16 0.26 0.19
Vitamin B6 mg 0.09 0.15 0.11
Folate mcg 19 32 24
Choline mg 7.6 12.9 9.5
Vitamin A IU IU 50 85 62
Lutein + zeaxanthin mcg 27 46 34
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.02 0.03 0.03
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) mcg 2.9 4.9 3.6

Fruit facts: Melon cantaloupe lipids nutrition

Lipids nutrition
of cantaloupe
UnitsValue
per 100g
One cup
diced
170g
One medium
size wedge
125g
Saturated fatty acids g 0.04 0.07 0.05
Monounsaturated fatty acids g 0.003 0.005 0.004
Polyunsaturated fattyacids g 0.06 0.10 0.07

Fruit facts: Melon amino acids nutrition

Amino acids
in cantaloupe
UnitsValue per 100g One cup
diced 170g
One medium
size wedge 125g
Threonine g 0.01 0.02 0.02
Serine g 0.02 0.04 0.03
Isoleucine g 0.01 0.02 0.02
Proline g 0.01 0.02 0.02
Leucine g 0.02 0.03 0.02
Glycine g 0.02 0.03 0.02
Lysine g 0.02 0.03 0.02
Glutamic acid g 0.15 0.26 0.19
Phenylalanine g 0.02 0.03 0.02
Aspartic acid g 0.09 0.15 0.11
Tyrosine g 0.01 0.02 0.01
Alanine g 0.04 0.08 0.06
Arginine g 0.01 0.02 0.02
Valine g 0.02 0.03 0.02


Source: USDA National Nutrient Database (2009)

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