Cantaloupe Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2021-11-12

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Cantaloupe


Overview of Cantaloupe Nutrition

Scientific Name: Cucumis melo


Order: Cucurbitales


Family: Cucurbitaceae


Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) most likely originated from South Asia and Africa. Cantaloupes have a deeply netted, yellow-golden rind. The ripe fruit have a musky fragrance. Cantaloupe is a refreshing summer fruit that is good for the brain, blood, skin, and eyesight. Cantaloupes are rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. An amount of 100 g of cantaloupe contains 61% daily value [DV] of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects the body cells from damage and supports heart health. It also enables the body to produce collagen, which provides a structure for cells, skin, and hair. Cantaloupes supply 68% daily value [DV] of vitamin A. This vitamin helps keep the eyes and immune system healthy. Vitamin A is also important for reproductive health. Beta carotene in cantaloupes may help reduce cell damage caused by oxidative stress. Cantaloupes also contain other antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can be beneficial for health. The high water content (90.15 g/100 g) can help reduce dehydration, and the dietary fiber content (4% DV) promotes healthy digestion and reduce constipation. Cantaloupes make an easy, refreshing, and healthy dessert.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 34 kcal 2%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 8.16 g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.90 g 4%
Sugars 7.86 g
Starch 0.03 g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols 10.00 mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.19 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.05 g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.00 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.08 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.04 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.05 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 0.84 g 2%
  • Tryptophan
0.00 g
  • Threonine
0.02 g
  • Isoleucine
0.02 g
  • Leucine
0.03 g
  • Lysine
0.03 g
  • Methionine
0.01 g
  • Cystine
0.00 g
  • Phenylalanine
0.02 g
  • Tyrosine
0.01 g
  • Valine
0.03 g
  • Arginine
0.03 g
  • Histidine
0.01 g
  • Alanine
0.10 g
  • Aspartic Acid
0.14 g
  • Glutamic Acid
0.21 g
  • Glycine
0.03 g
  • Proline
0.02 g
  • Serine
0.04 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 36.70 mg 61%
Thiamin 0.04 mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.02 mg 1%
Niacin 0.73 mg 4%
Pantothenic Acid 0.10 mg 1%
Vitamin B6 0.07 mg 4%
Folate, total 21.00 mg 5%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
21.00 mcg
Choline 7.60 mg
Betaine 0.10 mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 3382.00 IU 68%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
169.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
2020.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
16.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
1.00 mcg
Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 26.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.07 IU 0%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.05 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
0.11 mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
Vitamin D 0.00 IU 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 2.50 mcg 3%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 9.00 mg 1%
Iron 0.21 mg 1%
Magnesium 12.00 mg 3%
Phosphorus 15.00 mg 2%
Potassium 267.00 mg 8%
Sodium 16.00 mg 1%
Zinc 0.18 mg 1%
Copper 0.04 mg 2%
Manganese 0.04 mg 2%
Selenium 0.40 mcg 1%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride 1.00 mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 90.15 g
Ash 0.65 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.