Nutrition for Honeydew

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Honeydew Nutrition Summary

One honeydew (1000 grams or 2.2 lb) contains 360 calories and 5.4 grams of protein. Honeydew consist of 90% water, 9% carbohydrates, and less than 1% of protein or fat.

Honeydew is an excellent source of many nutrients, including carbohydrates, dietary fiber, Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, thiamin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate. It also contains significant amounts of protein, iron, magnesium, pantothenic acid, selenium, zinc, manganese, copper, phosphorus and choline.

In one honeydew:

  • Calories: 360
  • Protein: 5.4 g
  • Sugar: 81.2 g
  • Dietary fiber: 8 g
  • Fat: 1.4 g, (Saturated: 0.4 g)
  • Sodium: 180 mg
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol in honeydew.

See the Honeydew Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Melons, honeydew, raw.

Calories in Honeydew

Honeydew has 360 calories per honeydew or 36 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates.

91% of calories in honeydew are from carbohydrates, 5% of calories are from protein and 3% of calories are from fat.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 91% of the calories in honeydew are from carbohydrates. The carbs in honeydew are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (9% and 91%). 1 honeydew has 32% of daily values or 8 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 8 g
  • Sugar: 81.2 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in honeydew.

Calories from Fat

A small portion, or 3% the calories in Honeydew are from fat. Honeydew is very low in total fat, with 1.4 grams per honeydew. Most of the fat in honeydew are healthier unsaturated fats.

Honeydew is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

  • Total fat: 1.4 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6 g
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol, trans fat or monounsaturated fat in honeydew.

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Protein in Honeydew

A great source of protein, a single honeydew contains 11% of recommended daily values or 5.4 grams of protein. However, the protein in honeydew is not complete, meaning it does not contain all 9 essential amino acids. Specifically, honeydew is low in tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, methionine, phenylalanine and histidine.

  • Protein: 5.4 g
  • Tryptophan: 0.05 g
  • Threonine: 0.13 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.13 g
  • Leucine: 0.16 g
  • Lysine: 0.18 g
  • Methionine: 0.05 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.15 g
  • Valine: 0.18 g
  • Histidine: 0.05 g

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Vitamins and Minerals in Honeydew

An good source of many nutrients, honeydew contains abundant amounts of Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, thiamin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate. In fact, a single honeydew contains 240% of recommended daily values or 180 milligrams of Vitamin C.

Vitamins in honeydew (1 melon):
  • Vitamin a: 30 ug
  • Thiamin: 0.4 mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 4.2 mg
  • Vitamin b6: 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin c: 180 mg
  • Vitamin e: 0.2 mg
  • Folate: 190 ug
  • Vitamin k: 29 ug
Minerals in honeydew (1 melon):
  • Calcium: 60 mg
  • Potassium: 2280 mg
  • Iron: 1.7 mg
  • Magnesium: 100 mg
  • Zinc: 0.9 mg
  • Selenium: 7 ug
  • Phosphorus: 110 mg
  • Copper: 0.2 mg
  • Manganese: 0.3 mg
  • Choline: 76 mg
There is no significant amounts of pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in honeydew.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Honeydew [3]

Honeydew contains a number of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoids beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin. In one honeydew:

  • beta-carotene: 300 ug
  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 270 ug

Honeydew Nutrition Chart


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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Honeydew in Cooking

Honeydew can be consumed raw and is often cubed before cooking or serving.

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