Watermelon is an unusual fruit source of the carotenoid lycopene and a rich source of phenolic antioxidants. Watermelon contains cucurbitacin E, a triterpene anti-inflammatory phytonutrient, and unusual amounts of the amino acid citrulline. Watermelon is a very good source of vitamin C. It is also a good source of pantothenic acid, copper, biotin, potassium, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), vitamin B1, vitamin B6, and magnesium.
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In-Depth Nutritional Profile
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Watermelon, diced, fresh
|vitamin C||12.31 mg||16||6.5||very good|
|pantothenic acid||0.34 mg||7||2.7||good|
|vitamin A||43.24 mcg RAE||5||1.9||good|
|vitamin B1||0.05 mg||4||1.6||good|
|vitamin B6||0.07 mg||4||1.6||good|
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
|very good||DRI/DV>=50% OR|
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%
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