Inside-Out on Watermelon Seeds

The Old Wives’ Tale

When we were young we were told that if we would swallow a Watermelon seed a Watermelon tree would grow inside of you. For decades, this myth stuck with all of us and made a bad name for Watermelon seeds.

Nutritional Value

Taking the seeds out actually dampens the nutritional value of Watermelon. When a Watermelon is mature its seeds turn black. These seeds alone are a delicious and healthy snack. You can eat them raw, sprouted and roasted. They are low in calories and have a rich source of proteins, vitamins, omega’s, magnesium and so much more.

The Benefits

  • Great for skin: Prevents outbreak of acne, moisturizes your skin and may help prevent early signs of ageing.
  • Great for hair: May help with hair thinning and hair loss as well as keeping it silky and vibrant.
  • Blood sugar: Studies have shown that Watermelon seeds are linked to better blood sugar control and reduces insulin resistance in the body.
  • Boosts energy: May give a metabolism kick
  • May Prevent Osteoporosis: by strengthening your bones and improving their density.
  • Improves hearth health: The good fats in Watermelon seeds are useful in protecting against heart attacks and/or strokes.

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. Secret Gardens of Avalon LLC does not claim responsibility for this information. 

Not just for eating

Did you know that you can plant the seeds found in Watermelon and grow your own Watermelon plants. Just make sure the Watermelon hasn’t chilled, dry the seeds then put them on a towel in a sunny spot for a week or so then plant them in the Spring in warm fertilized soil. They require lots of water and sunlight.

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