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Jul 14, 2008 03:29 PM

how much watermelon in a pound?

Making some watermelon sorbet that calls for 1 pounds 5 ounces of watermelon, but I don't have a scale - and idea how much to use in cups? Thanks!

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  1. Your recipe probably uses weight rather than volume because watermelon varies greatly in water content from one melon to another. I wouldn't try substituting volume for weight unless you have a very good feel for what consistency you're looking for in the mix. You want a sorbet, not a slush.

    1. Watermelon is about 90% water. 1 cup (8-oz) water weights 1/2-lb. So I'm guessing 21-oz (1-lb 5-oz) of watermelon would be about 2-1/2 cups by volume.

      1. you can approximate. watermelon is almost all water. 1 fluid ounce is approximately equal to 1.0425 ounces. Multiply by 21 ounces required by the recipe (1 lb =16 oz +5) which = approximately 20 oz pureed. I would use a touch less than 20 oz becaue the density of watermelon is a little higher than water but not by much so maybe use 19 oz or so.