Water Content in Food and other Products

Water content before and after drying in food and other products cork, grain, soap, peat, wood and more

The water content in some common foods and other products before - and after - drying are indicated below:

MaterialOriginal water content
before drying
%
Final water content
after drying
%
Apple 84
Apricot 86
Banana 74
Blueberries 85
Broccoli 91
Cabbage (green) 93
Cabbage (red) 92
Cantaloupe 90
Carrots 87
Cauliflower 92
Celery 95
Cherries 81
Coal, bituminous 40 - 60 8 - 12
Cork 40 - 45 10 - 15
Cranberries 87
Cucumber 96
Earth 45 - 50
Earth, sandy 20 - 25
Eggplant 92
Glue 80 - 90
Glue, air dried 15
Grain 17 - 23 10 - 12
Grapefruit 91
Grapes 81
Hides 45
Lettuce (iceberg) 96
Macaroni 30 - 35 11 - 13
Orange 87
Pasta, macaroni, spaghetti, noodles 30 - 35 11 - 13
Peach 88
Pear 84
Peas (green) 79
Peat 85 - 90 30 - 35
Peppers (sweet) 92
Pineapple 87
Plum 85
Potato (white) 79
Radish 95
Raspberries 87
Rubber goods 30 - 50
Soap 27 - 35 25 - 26
Spinach 92
Starch 38 - 45 12 - 14
Starch, air dried 16 - 20 12 - 14
Strawberries 92
Tomato (green) 93
Tomato (red) 94
Watermelon 92
Wood, air dried hard 17 - 20 10 - 15
Wood, air dried soft 10 - 15 10 - 15
Wood, green hard 50 10 - 15
Wood, green soft 30 - 50 10 - 15
Yarn, washing 40 - 50
Zucchini 95

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