Fresh, ripe melons are one of the most refreshing alkaline fruits. With negative PRAL values they help balance acid-forming foods. So they are a welcome addition to many sweet and savory dishes. But PRAL values are different for each type of melon. Making one variety more than twice as alkalizing as watermelon.
Before you use this PRAL Melons List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles
Acid-Alkaline Melons List
I list melons with the lowest PRAL index first. Because these have the lowest acid load. So the most alkalizing fruits show first. But you can click the food table headings to change sort order.
For the melon category, the average PRAL values are -4.09 per 100 grams and -12.30 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other fruits in the Food Category List.
Your Alkaline Melons
Remember, factors such as growing conditions and variety affect fresh food nutrients. USDA database values are an average of many samples. So your PRAL values for melons will vary from day to day. But they are always an estimate of actual acid load on your kidneys. Which I explain more in the notes about PRAL principles on the category list page.
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