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How much sugar is in watermelon? If you made fresh, pure watermelon juice, how many calories per 8 oz, or per 12 oz, would it be?
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Shouldn't matter
Watermelon is 92% water, and only 8 % "other things".
In other words, the calorie count is negligible. Weight watchers considers watermelon to be a "free food", meaning you could eat an entire watermelon and not count any points. They are high in lycopene, a nutrient good for the heart, and have some natural fiber. So enjoy!

In brief: Shouldn't matter
Watermelon is 92% water, and only 8 % "other things".
In other words, the calorie count is negligible. Weight watchers considers watermelon to be a "free food", meaning you could eat an entire watermelon and not count any points. They are high in lycopene, a nutrient good for the heart, and have some natural fiber. So enjoy!
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not important
What is important is that watermelon juice is quite dirrerent from eating the fruit.
This is because the fiber in all fruit plays a vital part in how the fruit sugar is absorbed and processed. The juice by itself is just a dilute sugar solution. You never find sugar in a free state in nature. It is always wrapped up in a fruit, a stem or a root and that is the way that god intended us to get it.

In brief: Not important
What is important is that watermelon juice is quite dirrerent from eating the fruit.
This is because the fiber in all fruit plays a vital part in how the fruit sugar is absorbed and processed. The juice by itself is just a dilute sugar solution. You never find sugar in a free state in nature. It is always wrapped up in a fruit, a stem or a root and that is the way that god intended us to get it.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: CALORIES
Watermelon is mostly water and less sugar compared to grape or other fruits.
Eat as much as you want and don't worry about the calories, you just increase your fluid intake by eating them.

In brief: CALORIES
Watermelon is mostly water and less sugar compared to grape or other fruits.
Eat as much as you want and don't worry about the calories, you just increase your fluid intake by eating them.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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