Watermelon seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. The seeds are small and black or slightly mottled black/brown in colour. There are between 300 and 500 seeds in a watermelon, depending upon the size of course. Although usually discarded, the seeds are edible and delicious when roasted. They are highly nutritious and high in fat as well.
Magical Health Benefits of Watermelon Seeds:
- Watermelon seeds are nutrients rich like folate, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, potassium.
- These seeds are considered to be highly nutritious, as they are also rich in amino acids, proteins and vitamin B complex
- All these nutrients together help in boosting your body’s metabolism
- Watermelon seeds prevent bone disorders
- Boosting of nervous system health
- Reduced risk of prostate cancer
- Preventing osteoporosis
Specifications of Watermelon Seeds:
|Weight & Shape||12-15 kg, oval, Rind|
|Flesh||Red and Sweet|
|Days from Sowing||95 Days|
|Plantation Season||Late spring to early summer|
|Temperature||Maintain a temperature of approximately 27 to 30 degrees C|
|Soil Type||Sandy, loamy, well-drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
Ways to include Watermelon seeds in your diet:
- You can even eat the raw seeds as a snack or sprinkle them on your smoothies and salads for a bit of crunch.
- If you don’t want to eat the whole seed, you can grind it into a powder and then add it to your dishes.
- For a healthier snack version, roast the watermelon seeds with just oil and no salt.
- Eat your sprouted watermelon seeds within three or four days of sprouting them. They’re a deliciously nutritious snack on their own, and even better tossed in your morning bowl of cereal.