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Are watermelon seeds edible?

Many people wonder whether melon seeds are edible? Can watermelon seeds be digested? Is eating melon seeds harmful to health? Let’s answer in this article.

Are watermelon seeds edible?
Watermelon seeds are edible or not?

first. Are watermelon seeds really edible?

Watermelon is a tropical fruit that is easy to eat, succulent and very cool in the summer. However, many people wonder if watermelon seeds can be eaten? Does swallowing watermelon seeds cause any consequences for the body?

Watermelon seeds are completely edible
Watermelon seeds are completely edible

In fact, watermelon seeds are edible and have many health benefits. Although the amount of some minerals and vitamins in them may seem low, they are still much preferred over chips and other unhealthy snacks. How much nutrition you reap from watermelon seeds depends largely on how much you eat. Since they are small, you need to eat quite a bit to get significant benefits. However, when you compare their nutritional value to other snacks, watermelon seeds will far outweigh them.

2. The uses of melon seeds are as follows

2.1. Watermelon seeds help control diabetes

Melon seed tea can reduce diabetes, control diabetes. Method: Boil 1 liter of water with a handful of melon seeds, about 15 minutes. Drink for 3 consecutive days, take a break for 1 day and continue the above process to maximize its use.

2.2. Watermelon seeds are good for the heart

Drinking boiled watermelon seed water is good for your heart. They contain a lot of magnesium which has a protective effect on the heart. For every 4 grams of melon seeds you will get 21 grams of magnesium, which is 5% of the daily value.

Every 4 grams of seeds will contain 0.3 grams of monounsaturated fatty acids and 1.1 grams of polyunsaturated fat. According to the American Heart Association, these fats are helpful in protecting against heart attack and stroke, and in lowering bad cholesterol levels in the blood.

2.3. Watermelon seeds are rich in iron

Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen around the body. It also helps your body convert calories into energy.

One small handful contains about 0.29 mg of iron, or about 1.6% of the daily value. Adults should need 18 mg of iron per day.

2.4. Watermelon seeds are a good source of zinc

Zinc is an important nutrient needed by the immune system. It is also needed for:

  • Digestive and nervous system of the body
  • Cell regeneration and division
  • Smell

Melon seeds provide 26% of the daily value of zinc with 4 grams of seeds.

3. How to roast

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Roasted melon seeds

Watermelon seeds are a type of snack often chosen by many families for the traditional Tet holiday. Roasting watermelon seeds is easy, set your oven to 325°F and place the seeds on a baking sheet. It only takes about 15 minutes for them to ripen.

You can make the seeds tastier by adding a little olive oil and salt, or sprinkling them with cinnamon and a little sugar. If you like more flavor, you can add lemon juice and chili powder.

Reference source: https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/best-watermelon-seed-benefits#preparation

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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