Showing the proportion of solid matter and water in 100 parts each of the following articles of diet:

Articles.

Solid

Matter.

Water

Wheat......

.87..

..13

Peas ..............

.87..

..13

Rice .............

.86..

..14

Beans ............

.86..

..14

Rye ...............

.86..

..14

Corn ..............

.86..

..14

Oatmeal ............

.74..

..26

Wheat Bread .......

.51..

.. .49

Mutton ............

.29..

..71

Chicken ...........

.27..

..73

Lean Beef .........

.26..

..74

Eggs.......

.26..

..74

Veal .....................

.25..

..75

Potatoes .....

.26..

..76

Articles.

Solid Matter.

Water.

Pork .............

.24..

..76

Codfish ...........

.21..

..79

Blood ...........

.20..

..80

Trout ............

.19.

..81

Apples ...........

.18..

..82

Pears .............

.16..

..84

Carrots ...........

.13..

..87

Beets ............

.13.

..87

Milk.......

.13..

..87

Oysters ...........

.13..

..87

Cabbage ..........

.8..

..92

Turnips ..........

.7..

..93

Watermelons ......

.5..

..95

Cucumbers .......

.3..

..97