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17 Fruits Highest in Water

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN
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.

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List of Fruits High in Water

1 Watermelon
Watermelon
  • 91% water
  • 140.8ml (5oz) water per cup
  • 46 Calories
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2 Strawberries
Strawberries
  • 91% water
  • 151ml (5.3oz) water per cup
  • 53 Calories
    Data Source
3 Grapefruit
Sliced Grapefruit
  • 91% water
  • 209ml (7.4oz) water per cup
  • 74 Calories
    Data Source
4 Cantaloupe
A cantaloupe with a cantaloupe wedge
  • 90% water
  • 159.6ml (5.6oz) water per cup
  • 60 Calories
    Data Source
5 Peaches
Half a peach
  • 89% water
  • 136.9ml (4.8oz) water per cup
  • 60 Calories
    Data Source
6 Asian Pear
Asian Pears
  • 88% water
  • 107.7ml (3.8oz) water per fruit
  • 51 Calories
    Data Source
7 Blackberries
Blackberries on the stem
  • 88% water
  • 126.9ml (4.5oz) water per cup
  • 62 Calories
    Data Source
8 Papaya
Papayas
  • 88% water
  • 127.7ml (4.5oz) water per cup
  • 62 Calories
    Data Source
9 Nectarines
Nectarines
  • 88% water
  • 125.3ml (4.4oz) water per cup
  • 63 Calories
    Data Source
10 Plums
Plums
  • 87% water
  • 143.9ml (5.1oz) water per cup
  • 76 Calories
    Data Source
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11 Oranges
Slices of orange
  • 87% water
  • 156.2ml (5.5oz) water per cup
  • 85 Calories
    Data Source
12 Apricots
Half an apricot
  • 86% water
  • 133.8ml (4.7oz) water per cup
  • 74 Calories
    Data Source
13 Pineapple
Pineapples
  • 86% water
  • 141.9ml (5oz) water per cup
  • 83 Calories
    Data Source
14 Raspberries
A bunch of raspberries
  • 86% water
  • 105.5ml (3.7oz) water per cup
  • 64 Calories
    Data Source
15 Apples
Apples
  • 86% water
  • 107ml (3.8oz) water per cup
  • 65 Calories
    Data Source
16 Blueberries
Blueberries
  • 84% water
  • 124.6ml (4.4oz) water per cup
  • 84 Calories
    Data Source
17 Mangos
Mangoes
  • 83% water
  • 137.7ml (4.9oz) water per cup
  • 99 Calories
    Data Source

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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.

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