Water, Water, Water!Posted: July 22, 2008
Here are some foods with HIGH water content. So high (like drinking from the hose high!) that if you ate these all the time you probably would never have to drink water from a glass again. Okay, in all likelihood that last part is not true. It really would just be ideal since most filtered waters taste like crap. On to the list!
Navel Oranges are 85.97% water and are delicious.
Watermelon (check out the name!) is 91.45% water and freezes well to add to smoothies later.
Sweet Onions (raw) contain 91.42% water, but Erik will only eat them sauteed in butter so that doesn’t help me any on my quest to quit drinking. Quit drinking water that is. Bartender!
Watercress comes in with 95.11% water and a lot of dirt. Hmm. Maybe that’s just my watercress from our CSA. Continue on.
Red grapes register at 80.54% of Adam’s ale. Inara loves these. I wish it wasn’t so expensive to buy organic!
Green Peppers could sustain me if they needed while stranded on an agriculture island (I would never be lucky enough to land on the tropical island). They are 93.89% water after all.
Lettuce is 95.07% while Spinach is 91.4% water as long as you don’t cook it. Salad anyone?
percentages provided by the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory
Watermelon tap instructions found here.