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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

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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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