17 Fruits Highest in Water

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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)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Watermelon
Strawberries

#2: Strawberries

Up to 91% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
151ml (5.3oz)91ml (3.2oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Strawberries
Sliced Grapefruit

#3: Grapefruit

Up to 91% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
209ml (7.4oz)90.9ml (3.2oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Grapefruit
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)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Cantaloupe Melons
Half a peach

#5: Peaches

Up to 89% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
136.9ml (4.8oz)88.9ml (3.1oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Yellow Peaches
Asian Pears

#6: Asian Pear

Up to 88% water
Water per FruitWater per 100g
107.7ml (3.8oz)88.3ml (3.1oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Asian Pears
Blackberries on the stem

#7: Blackberries

Up to 88% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
126.9ml (4.5oz)88.2ml (3.1oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Blackberries
Papayas

#8: Papaya

Up to 88% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
127.7ml (4.5oz)88.1ml (3.1oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Papaya
Nectarines

#9: Nectarines

Up to 88% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
125.3ml (4.4oz)87.6ml (3.1oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Nectarines
Plums

#10: Plums

Up to 87% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
143.9ml (5.1oz)87.2ml (3.1oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Plums
Slices of orange

#11: Oranges

Up to 87% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
156.2ml (5.5oz)86.8ml (3.1oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Oranges
Half an apricot

#12: Apricots

Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
133.8ml (4.7oz)86.4ml (3oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Apricots
Pineapples

#13: Pineapple

Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
141.9ml (5oz)86ml (3oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Pineapple
A bunch of raspberries

#14: Raspberries

Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
105.5ml (3.7oz)85.8ml (3oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Raspberries
Apples

#15: Apples

Up to 86% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
107ml (3.8oz)85.6ml (3oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Apples
Blueberries

#16: Blueberries

Up to 84% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
124.6ml (4.4oz)84.2ml (3oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Blueberries
Mangoes

#17: Mangos

Up to 83% water
Water per CupWater per 100g
137.7ml (4.9oz)83.5ml (2.9oz)
Source: Nutrition Facts for Mangos

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Data Sources and References

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