Watermelon seeds can be had as is or put on a salad along with other dressings. These are de-skinned and it is important to chew them to get the necessary nutrients.
Watermelon seeds are not only delicious but also provide many health benefits. Here are ten: .
Antioxidants: Watermelon seeds contain vitamin C and vitamin A, and pink watermelon contains a powerful antioxidant known as lycopene. These antioxidants act to neutralize free radicals so that they cannot damage cells and cause cellular mutations. Because cellular mutations are responsible for cancer, eating watermelon and other foods rich in antioxidants can provide a protective effect for the body.
Vitamins & Minerals: Watermelon seeds are a good source of several vitamins and minerals. Per 1 cup, watermelon seeds contain a significant amount of the following vitamins: Thiamin (14 percent of recommended daily value), riboflavin (9 percent), niacin (19 percent) and folate (16 percent). Regarding minerals, watermelon seeds provide calcium (6 percent), iron (44 percent), magnesium (139 percent), phosphorus (82 percent), potassium (20 percent), zinc (74 percent), copper (37 percent) and manganese (87 percent).
Lower Cholesterol: Watermelon seeds can also help prevent free radicals from oxidizing cholesterol so that it can adhere to the walls of the arteries and cause blockages of blood flow.
Note - Please consume within 60 days of purchase date for maximum benefit. Keep away from moisture. Since no preservatives are used, please do not be alarmed if you encounter any odour. This is common with grains and seeds which are packed and un-aired. You can leave them in mid-day sun for an hour and they will be crunchy again.
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