Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Watermelon
- ½ cup diced watermelon: 5.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate, plus scant fiber and 23 calories
- 1 wedge watermelon (1/16 average watermelon; about 10 oz): 22 grams effective (net) carbohydrate, plus 1 gram fiber and 86 calories
Glycemic Index for WatermelonOne study of watermelon showed that the fruit had an average glycemic index of 72.
Glycemic Load of Watermelon
- ½ cup of chopped watermelon: 1.5
1 wedge watermelon (1/16 average watermelon; about 10 oz): 6
Health Benefits of WatermelonsWatermelon is a very good source of vitamin C and vitamin A. It is also an excellent source of lycopene.
Low-Carb Recipe with Watermelon:
More Information About Watermelon at Calorie Count Plus.
More Carb Profiles:
Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).