17 Fruits Highest in Water

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) for 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

Watermelon1 Watermelon
Up to 91% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
140.8ml (5oz)91.5ml (3.2oz)
Strawberries2 Strawberries
Up to 91% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
151ml (5.3oz)91ml (3.2oz)
Sliced Grapefruit3 Grapefruit
Up to 91% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
209ml (7.4oz)90.9ml (3.2oz)
A cantaloupe with a cantaloupe wedge4 Cantaloupe
Up to 90% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
159.6ml (5.6oz)90.2ml (3.2oz)
Half a peach5 Peaches
Up to 89% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
136.9ml (4.8oz)88.9ml (3.1oz)
Asian Pears6 Asian Pear
Up to 88% water
Water per FruitWater per 100g
107.7ml (3.8oz)88.3ml (3.1oz)
Blackberries on the stem7 Blackberries
Up to 88% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
126.9ml (4.5oz)88.2ml (3.1oz)
Papayas8 Papaya
Up to 88% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
127.7ml (4.5oz)88.1ml (3.1oz)
Nectarines9 Nectarines
Up to 88% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
125.3ml (4.4oz)87.6ml (3.1oz)
Plums10 Plums
Up to 87% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
143.9ml (5.1oz)87.2ml (3.1oz)
Slices of orange11 Oranges
Up to 87% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
156.2ml (5.5oz)86.8ml (3.1oz)
Half an apricot12 Apricots
Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
133.8ml (4.7oz)86.4ml (3oz)
Pineapples13 Pineapple
Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
141.9ml (5oz)86ml (3oz)
A bunch of raspberries14 Raspberries
Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
105.5ml (3.7oz)85.8ml (3oz)
Apples15 Apples
Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
107ml (3.8oz)85.6ml (3oz)
Blueberries16 Blueberries
Up to 84% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
124.6ml (4.4oz)84.2ml (3oz)
Mangoes17 Mangos
Up to 83% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
137.7ml (4.9oz)83.5ml (2.9oz)

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About the Data

Data for the curated food lists comes from the USDA Food Data Central Repository.

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Data Sources and References

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