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Fluid Content of Foods

January 23, 2018   /
Author: 
Nutrition411 Staff
Food Item Serving Size Fluid Content/Serving*
Main dishes    
  Beef brisket 3.5 oz 50 mL
  Chicken 3.5 oz 60 mL
  Chicken nuggets 3.5 oz 80 mL
  Chuck arm roast 3.5 oz 60 mL
  Cottage cheese 4 oz 90 mL
  Fish filet 4 oz 30-50 mL
  Ground beef, lean 3.5 oz 60 mL
  Ham 3.5 oz 70 mL
  Hot dog one hot dog 50 mL
  Lamb 3.5 oz 60 mL
  Macaroni and cheese 4 oz 50 mL
  Pork loin chop 3.5 oz 60 mL
  Round roast 3.5 oz 60 mL
  Spaghetti and meatballs 4 oz 85 mL
  Turkey 3.5 oz 70 mL
  Veal 3.5 oz 60 mL
Vegetables  
Asparagus, canned 4 oz 115 mL
  Asparagus, fresh 4 oz 80 mL
  Baked beans 4 oz 80 mL
  Beets 4 oz 80 mL
  Broccoli 4 oz 70 mL
  Brussels sprouts 4 oz 70 mL
  Cabbage (cooked) 4 oz 70 mL
  Carrots 4 oz 70 mL
  Cauliflower 4 oz 60 mL
  Corn 4 oz 70 mL
  Cucumber 4 oz 50 mL
  Green beans 4 oz 60 mL
  Kidney beans 4 oz 60 mL
  Lima beans 4 oz 60 mL
  Mixed vegetables 4 oz 80 mL
  Mushrooms 4 oz 70 mL
  Onions 4 oz 50 mL
  Peas 4 oz 70 mL
  Potato (baked) 4 oz 115 mL
  Potato (mashed) 4 oz 85 mL
  Three-bean salad 4 oz 100 mL
Eggs    
  Fried one large egg 30 mL
  Hard cooked one large egg 40 mL
Soup    
  Cream or broth 4 oz 100 mL
Fruit    

Apple, fresh

one medium apple

110 mL

  Apples, canned sliced 4 oz 85 mL
  Applesauce 4 oz 110 mL
  Apricots, canned 4 oz 70 mL
  Banana one medium banana 85 mL
  Cantaloupe 4 oz 70 mL
  Cherries 4 oz 100 mL
  Fruit cocktail 4 oz 110 mL
  Fruit salad 4 oz 100 mL
  Grapefruit one-half grapefruit 100 mL
  Grapes 4 oz 35 mL
  Mandarin oranges 4 oz 110 mL
  Melon balls 4 oz 80 mL
  Peaches or pears 4 oz 110 mL
  Pineapple 4 oz 100 mL
  Plums three plums 80 mL
  Prunes five prunes 60 mL
  Watermelon 4 oz 80 mL
Juice    
  Apple 4 fl oz 10 mL
  Apricot 4 fl oz 110 mL
  Grapefruit 4 fl oz 110 mL
  Orange 4 fl oz 110 mL
  Peach 4 fl oz 110 mL
  Pineapple 4 fl oz 110 mL
  Prune 4 fl oz 110 mL
Pasta, grains (prepared)    
  Egg noodles 4 oz 30 mL
  Macaroni 4 oz 25 mL
  Rice 4 oz 70 mL
  Spaghetti 4 oz 25 mL
Cereal    
  Cold cereal with 4 - 6 fl oz milk 4 oz 120 - 180 mL
  Hot Cream of Rice® 4 oz 160 mL
  Hot oatmeal 4 oz 160 mL
Milk    
  Buttermilk 8 fl oz 220 mL
  Cocoa 8 fl oz 200 mL
  Skim milk 8 fl oz 220 mL
  2% milk 8 fl oz 220 mL
  Whole milk 8 fl oz 215 mL
  Yogurt 8 fl oz 180 mL
Desserts    
  Frozen yogurt 4 oz 50 mL
  Gelatin 4 oz 120 mL 
  Ice cream 4 oz 40-60 mL
  Pudding 4 oz 80-110 mL

fl oz=fluid ounce, mL=milliliter, oz=ounce
Note: 30 mL=1 fl oz

*Data obtained from Annette Kobriger A. Hydration: Maintenance: Dehydration, Laboratory Values, and Clinical Alterations. Chilton, WI: Kobriger Presents; 2005. Used with permission. 

Amounts were rounded off by Kobriger for ease of calculations in clinical practice.

 

Review Date: 5/28/15