Exporting Watermelons

Watermelons Nutrition Concerns?

Your body uses vitamin B6 to help break down proteins, so the more protein is consumed, the more vitamin B6 is needed. Potassium, although a relatively small amount is in watermelon, helps balance fluids in your cells. (Low potassium levels sometimes cause muscle cramps.)
Watermelons are mostly water — about 92 percent — but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids.


  • The Watermelon Diet: Cleanse your body and lose weight simultaneously. Watermelons are the perfect snack to cool of on a hot summer day but they can also help cleanse our bodies and assist in weight-loss. Watermelons are about 91% water and contain only 6% sugar.
  • Excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C as and other antioxidants, watermelon helps combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 NLEA serving (280g)

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.4g1%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 3mg1%
Potassium 314mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 21g8%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugars 17g
Protein 1.7g4%

Vitamin A 31%
Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B6 5%
Vitamin B12 0%
Magnesium 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.





It should also have a smooth round or oblong shape with a slightly dull rind and creamy yellow underside. To check for ripeness, give the melon a firm tap—if you hear a hollow thump, it’s a winner. Keep whole watermelons at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Once cut, wrap tightly and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


  1. Pick it up: Big or small, the watermelon should feel heavy for its size.
  2. Look for the yellow spot: Watermelons develop a splotch where they rest on the ground. When this splotch is creamy yellow, it’s ripe.
  3. Give it a thump: Tap the underbelly of the watermelon.