17 Fruits Highest in Water

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN
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17 Fruits Highest in Water

Water is an essential nutrient required to maintain homeostasis in our bodies.

A deficiency in water, called dehydration, leads to headaches, loss of appetite, confusion, unexplained tiredness, and even seizures. Excessive dehydration can even lead to death.

Conversely consuming too much water can lead to nausea, muscle cramps, vomiting, and in extreme cases, death.

The U.S. Reference Dietary Intake (RDI) of water is 3.7 liters (130oz) per day for men and 2.7 liters (95oz) for women. Though people who are active and under the sun may need up to 16 liters (565oz) per day.

Even though most vegetables provide more water than fruits, fruits are still a great source.

Fruits high in water include watermelon, strawberries, grapefruit, cantaloupes, peaches, Asian pears, blackberries, and papayas.

In addition to the 17 fruits listed below, you can see nutrient ranking of over 100 fruits and fruits juices high in water.

List of Fruits High in Water

Watermelon

#1: Watermelon

Up to 91% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
140.8ml (5oz)91.5ml (3.2oz)
Strawberries

#2: Strawberries

Up to 91% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
151ml (5.3oz)91ml (3.2oz)
Sliced Grapefruit

#3: Grapefruit

Up to 91% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
209ml (7.4oz)90.9ml (3.2oz)
A cantaloupe with a cantaloupe wedge

#4: Cantaloupe

Up to 90% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
159.6ml (5.6oz)90.2ml (3.2oz)
Half a peach

#5: Peaches

Up to 89% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
136.9ml (4.8oz)88.9ml (3.1oz)
Asian Pears

#6: Asian Pear

Up to 88% water
Water per FruitWater per 100g
107.7ml (3.8oz)88.3ml (3.1oz)
Blackberries on the stem

#7: Blackberries

Up to 88% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
126.9ml (4.5oz)88.2ml (3.1oz)
Papayas

#8: Papaya

Up to 88% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
127.7ml (4.5oz)88.1ml (3.1oz)
Nectarines

#9: Nectarines

Up to 88% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
125.3ml (4.4oz)87.6ml (3.1oz)
Plums

#10: Plums

Up to 87% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
143.9ml (5.1oz)87.2ml (3.1oz)
Slices of orange

#11: Oranges

Up to 87% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
156.2ml (5.5oz)86.8ml (3.1oz)
Half an apricot

#12: Apricots

Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
133.8ml (4.7oz)86.4ml (3oz)
Pineapples

#13: Pineapple

Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
141.9ml (5oz)86ml (3oz)
A bunch of raspberries

#14: Raspberries

Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
105.5ml (3.7oz)85.8ml (3oz)
Apples

#15: Apples

Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
107ml (3.8oz)85.6ml (3oz)
Blueberries

#16: Blueberries

Up to 84% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
124.6ml (4.4oz)84.2ml (3oz)
Mangoes

#17: Mangos

Up to 83% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
137.7ml (4.9oz)83.5ml (2.9oz)

See All 152 Fruits High in Water

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Data Sources and References

  1. U.S. Agricultural Research Service Food Data Central

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