Eat Watermelon Seeds
You may have once believed that swallowing a watermelon seed would spark the growth of an enormous fruit inside your belly. So instead of swallowing, I diligently plucked out each individual seed.
But these seeds will not germinate inside your body and they shouldn’t be tossed. Instead, they should be eaten. You shouldn’t eat them straight from the fruit though. To make the most of them, the seeds need to be sprouted and shelled. Or crushed and made into watermelon seed juice.
Once sprouted, shelled and dried, watermelon seeds become edible, protein-packed treasures. Just a one-ounce serving (about 1/8 of a cup) boasts 10 grams of protein — comparable to the amount found in your Greek yogurt breakfast.
“Sprouted” seeds are germinated and oftentimes are higher in nutrients than their non-sprouted versions. Sprouting removes compounds in the food that make it difficult to absorb all of its nutrients, increases nutrient density and makes the food easier to digest. In the case of watermelon, the seeds are stripped of their black shells and resemble seeds.
But any old seed this is not. Truly, these seeds are a robust snack: They’re packed with protein, vitamin B, magnesium, and monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, which have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels, inflammation and risk for heart disease and stroke.
If you’ve ever daringly chewed on a seed while munching on the fruit, you know they taste nothing like watermelon. Watermelon seeds are most similar to sunflower seeds in flavor, but a little less nutty and thick. They’d taste great topped on salads, blended into trail mix or eaten out of the palm of your very own hand.
Most nuts and seeds do the body good, but comparatively, watermelon seeds are nutritional superstars.
We all love watermelon, especially in the hot summer days, right? We all love this refreshing, delicious and cleansing fruit – but, nobody likes the watermelon seeds. We all throw them away. The watermelon seeds are usually considered as a trash, and just a few people likes to eat them. But, when I tell you that these seeds are loaded with health benefits, I don’t think that you will throw them again. First, you should know that the watermelon seeds are extremely effective and beneficial for improving the digestive system, and that’s about it! It’s because the watermelon seeds are just going through the digestive tract and they are improving the digestion process, which means that the other health benefits of the watermelon seeds are unused.
Well, here comes the good part – if you want to use the health benefits from the watermelon seeds and their healing power – first, you need to cook, roast or ground them. The watermelon seeds are loaded with many healthy nutrients, such as: fiber, which is extremely important for a proper digestion, and it’s extremely useful and effective in treating and healing intestinal parasites, inflammations and jaundice.
You should also know that the watermelon seeds are also extremely useful as diuretic. This is why the medical experts highly recommend this powerful homemade watermelon seed tea for all patients who are suffering urinary tract problems, and it’s also highly recommended for eliminating kidney stones.