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Cantaloupe Melon Nutrition

the nutritional value of cantaloupe melon and full cantaloupe melon nutrition information...


cantaloupe melon Cantaloupe melon nutrition rates extremely high in vitamin A as this fruit contains a concentrated form of beta carotene which can be converted into vitamin A once inside the body. So if you are concerned about your eye health, then this particular fruit should be at the top of your shopping list.

  • Vitamin A can help to preserve and improve your eyesight and fight off general viral infections. The cantaloupe melon provides 103.2% of the daily requirements for vitamin A with just one cupful.

  • Cantaloupe melon nutrition also rates highly in vitamin C content. Beta carotene and vitamin A are fat soluble antioxidants, but vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in water soluble areas of the body. This means that cantaloupe melon nutrition fights free radicals from both angles.

  • One cup of cantaloupe melon contains 112.5% of the daily nutritional value of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which fights infections, killing many bacterium and viral infections.

  • Cantaloupe melon is also a very good source of potassium which we need for proper muscle and nerve function and to maintain body electrolyte and acid balance. Potassium may also help lower the risk of high blood pressure.

  • Cantaloupe melons also contain good levels of vitamin B6 which help with the breaking down of sugars and starches and helps to prevent homocysteine build up in your blood.

  • Cantaloupe melons contain good amounts of dietary fibre which our bodies need to support bowel regularity and to prevent bowel cancer. Fibre can also help to maintain normal cholesterol levels.

  • Cantaloupes also provide us with good levels of folate which are needed to support red blood cell production and prevent anemia. Folate can also help our nerves to function properly and prevent osteoporosis related bone diseases and also to help in the prevention of dementia.

  • One medium melon contains around 188 calories.


    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF CANTALOUPE MELONS:

    Melons, cantaloupe, raw

    Refuse: 49%  (9% cavity contents, 1% cutting loss, 39% rind)
    Scientific Name:  Cucumis melo
    Common Name:  includes USDA commodity food A415
    NDB No: 09181 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 melon, medium (about 5" dia)
    -------
    552g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    497.63
    Energy
    kcal
    188
    Energy
    kJ
    778
    Protein
    g
    4.64
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    1.05
    Ash
    g
    3.59
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    45.04
    Fiber, total dietary
    g
    5.0
    Sugars, total
    g
    43.39
    Sucrose
    g
    24.01
    Glucose (dextrose)
    g
    8.50
    Fructose
    g
    10.32
    Lactose
    g
    0.00
    Maltose
    g
    0.22
    Galactose
    g
    0.33
    Starch
    g
    0.17
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    50
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    1.16
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    66
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    83
    Potassium, K
    mg
    1474
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    88
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.99
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.226
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.226
    Fluoride, F
    mcg
    5.5
    Selenium, Se
    mcg
    2.2
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    202.6
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.226
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.105
    Niacin
    mg
    4.052
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.580
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.397
    Folate, total
    mcg
    116
    Folic acid
    mcg
    0
    Folate, food
    mcg
    116
    Folate, DFE
    mcg_DFE
    116
    Choline, total
    mg
    42.0
    Betaine
    mg
    0.6
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin B-12, added
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    933
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, beta
    mcg
    11150
    Carotene, alpha
    mcg
    88
    Cryptoxanthin, beta
    mcg
    6
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    18669
    Lycopene
    mcg
    0
    Lutein + zeaxanthin
    mcg
    144
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    0.28
    Vitamin E, added
    mg
    0.00
    Tocopherol, beta
    mg
    0.00
    Tocopherol, gamma
    mg
    0.61
    Tocopherol, delta
    mg
    0.00
    Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamin D
    IU
    0
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
    mcg
    13.8
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.282
    4:0
    g
    0.000
    6:0
    g
    0.000
    8:0
    g
    0.000
    10:0
    g
    0.000
    12:0
    g
    0.006
    14:0
    g
    0.006
    16:0
    g
    0.237
    18:0
    g
    0.028
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.017
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.017
    20:1
    g
    0.000
    22:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.447
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.193
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.254
    18:4
    g
    0.000
    20:4 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:5 n-3 (EPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:5 n-3 (DPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:6 n-3 (DHA)
    g
    0.000
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    Phytosterols
    mg
    55
    Amino acids
    Tryptophan
    g
    0.011
    Threonine
    g
    0.094
    Isoleucine
    g
    0.116
    Leucine
    g
    0.160
    Lysine
    g
    0.166
    Methionine
    g
    0.066
    Cystine
    g
    0.011
    Phenylalanine
    g
    0.127
    Tyrosine
    g
    0.077
    Valine
    g
    0.182
    Arginine
    g
    0.160
    Histidine
    g
    0.083
    Alanine
    g
    0.524
    Aspartic acid
    g
    0.751
    Glutamic acid
    g
    1.154
    Glycine
    g
    0.144
    Proline
    g
    0.105
    Serine
    g
    0.232
    Other
    Alcohol, ethyl
    g
    0.0
    Caffeine
    mg
    0
    Theobromine
    mg
    0
    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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