Muskmelon(Cantaloupe) Nutrition Facts And Health Benefits

Muskmelon is made up of 90% water. Water-rich fruit has many health benefits for the body. The largest producer of muskmelon is China.

The Muskmelon's scientific name is 'Cucumis melo'. Muskmelon is mostly consumed raw or as a juice. It is also known as Cantaloupe.

Muskmelon(cantaloupe) Nutrition Facts

Here below table shows muskmelon's nutritional value per 100g.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100 g

Servings per container 1

Amount per serving
Calories 34

Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g

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

100 grams of muskmelon has 34 Kcals, 0 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 gram of protein.

There is no cholesterol and trans fat in the muskmelon. It holds 16mg of sodium.


100 grams of muskmelon has 34 Kcals(141 kJ). Most of the calories come from carbohydrates. It is made up of 90% water.

A 100-gram of muskmelon brings 9 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 8 grams of natural sugar. In 100 grams of muskmelon, Net carbs(Total Carbs-Fiber) should be 8 grams.

8 grams of sugar include:
Sucrose 4.35g
Glucose 1.54g
Fructose 1.87g
Maltose 0.04g
Galactose 0.06g
Starch 0.03g

Muskmelon doesn't hold the fat micronutrient (or hold less than 1g).

Muskmelon holds just 1 gram of protein per 100-gram serving.

Glycemic Index:

The glycemic index of muskmelon is 65. It holds a moderate glycemic index. 

Vitamins And Minerals In Muskmelon





Vitamin C

36.7 mg


9 mg

Vitamin A

169 mcg


15 mg

Vitamin E

0.05 mg


267 mg

Vitamin K

2.5 mcg


0.21 mg

Vitamin B1

0.041 mg


12 mg

Vitamin B2

0.019 mg


0.18 mg

Vitamin B3

0.734 mg


0.041 mg

Vitamin B6

0.072 mg


0.041 mg

Vitamin B9

21 mcg

100 grams of muskmelon provide Vitamin C(41%), Vitamin A(19%), Vitamin E(0%) and Vitamin K(2%) of your RDA(Recommended Dietary Allowances).

Vitamin C enhances immunity power, Vitamin A needed for cell growth, Vitamin E preserves healthy skin and eyes, and Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and healthy bones.

Muskmelon also carries an adequate amount of B vitamins. 100 grams of muskmelon can deliver Vitamin B1(thiamin) 3%, Vitamin B2(riboflavin) 1%, Vitamin B3(niacin) 5%, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 6%, and Vitamin B9(folate) 5% of your RDA(Recommended Dietary Allowances). These vitamins require for digestion and proper nerve function.

Minerals are also needed for the body's health. Let's check its portion value.

100 grams of muskmelon deliver Calcium 1%, Phosphorus 0%, Potassium 13%, Iron 1%, Magnesium 3%, Zinc 2%, Copper 5%, and Manganese 2% of your RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances).

Calcium strengthens our bones; Phosphorus plays an important role in forming DNA and RNA; Potassium controls fluid balance; Iron lowers tiredness and fatigue; Magnesium maintains muscle, nerve function, and energy production.

Zinc plays a notable role in building proteins; Copper delivers red blood cells; Manganese helps the body to create connective tissue, bones, and blood clotting factors.

Muskmelon Benefits

Loaded with nutrients:

Muskmelon has a good amount of vitamins and minerals. It is loaded with Vitamin C. 100 grams of muskmelon(raw) carry 36.7 grams of vitamin C, which is 41% of RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances).

Muskmelon benefits for the skin:

Muskmelon contains a high vitamin C. Vitamin C does miracles for the skin. It can improve immunity, anti-aging, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, reduce inflammation, and protect skin from sun damage.

Low-Calorie Fruit:

Muskmelon is made up of 90% of water. About 100 grams of muskmelon has only 34 Kcals(141 kJ). It is the ideal fruit for weight loss and a calorie deficit diet.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Is Muskmelon heat or cold?

Muskmelon belongs to summer fruit. It has a special effect that provides coolness to the body that reduces body heat.

Is muskmelon high in sugar?

Well, if you see it as sugar, the answer is yes, but if you check which sugar types, then look at this: 100 grams of muskmelon contains 8 grams of natural sugar. Natural sugar has a lot more health benefits for the body.

Is muskmelon good for the stomach?

Muskmelon digest quickly, promotes digestion, and helps the body with many digestion problems. The ideal time to eat it is in the morning.

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