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Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by IbnIbrahim: 2:12pm On May 17
Watermelon is an extremely popular fruit. While we all enjoy eating this sweet refreshing fruit, we usually discard the tiny seeds scattered in it without realising or rather knowing of their health benefits. These seeds are loaded with nutrients including fatty acids, essential proteins and lots of minerals. These seeds are rich in vitamin B like thiamine, niacin, folate and minerals like magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus and copper. Besides, they are a great source of calories with 100 grammes of watermelon seeds providing around 600 grammes of calories.

Watermelon seeds, also called as ‘tarbooj ke beej‘ in Hindi are used in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Roasted watermelon seeds are served as a snack or used to garnish salads. In Nigeria, they are used in certain soups. Watermelon seed oil is extracted from these seeds which are beneficial for your hair and skin. To say the least, watermelon seeds are edible and can be a healthy option.

As stated earlier, watermelon seeds are a rich source of nutrients and minerals and therefore, should not be discarded. These seeds have a hard outer covering so they should be chewed before swallowing to get their nutritional content. Some of the health benefits of watermelon seeds are given below.

1. Your body requires amino acids but there are some essential amino acids such as arginine and lysine which the body cannot produce on its own and these have to be provided from food sources. Watermelon seeds contain some of these essential amino acids such as tryptophan and glutamic acids. Lysine helps in calcium absorption to facilitate the formation of collagen and connective tissues in the body whereas arginine improves the body’s metabolism, cardiovascular system and sexual health.

2. Watermelon seeds are good sources of magnesium with 100 grammes of seeds providing 139 percent of the recommended daily requirement. Magnesium is vital for normal heart functioning, maintenance of normal blood pressure, supporting metabolic process and protein synthesis. It is also beneficial in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and hypertension besides controlling blood pressure and diabetes.

3. Watermelon seeds contain lycopene which is good for your face and also helps in improving male fertility.

4. These seeds are excellent sources of multivitamin B and can replace some of the supplements. Vitamin B present in watermelon seeds comprises of niacin, folate, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. B vitamins are vital for maintaining healthy blood, nervous system and effective immune response.

5. These seeds can be used for treating diabetes. Boil a handful of watermelon seeds in 1 litre water for 45 minutes, keeping the pot covered. This concoction should be taken every day like tea.

6. Watermelon seeds are effective in recovering health after illness and sharpening your memory.

7. Almost half of the watermelon seed contains oil which comprises of 20 percent saturated fat and the rest monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat including omega-6 fatty acids. One cup of dried watermelon seeds contains around 50 grammes of fat which constitutes about 80 percent of the daily recommended value. Thus, watermelon seeds are an important source of calories and energy




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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by Paradigm777: 6:29pm On May 17
.God bless the mod that brought this to FP at once

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by rayblings(m): 6:30pm On May 17
shocked shocked

Bang DE DE deng

But my mom use to tell me the seeds are dangerous to health

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by Day11(m): 6:30pm On May 17
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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by titted(f): 6:30pm On May 17
Nice one

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by Paradigm777: 6:30pm On May 17
kafilatshade:
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Sorry pls, wat network r u operating with?... Jezzzz!
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by kaycyor: 6:30pm On May 17
It's nice.. Make I go get my own for Mallam wey dey my gate.. Aboki can so sell water melon Ehhhhh... Like....... grin

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by ruboy(m): 6:30pm On May 17
Nice one
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by computergeek(f): 6:30pm On May 17
Chewing watermelon seeds ain't easy. Rather tell us how to make the watermelon seed oil which you said freshens skin and hair. I bet it can also be licked and drank.

Your exposé would have been a lot more practicable, but nice one anyways.

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by kafilatshade: 6:30pm On May 17
Paradigm777:

Sorry pls, wat network r u operating with?... Jezzzz!


Now on 7G
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by Ezeimo: 6:31pm On May 17
Waoo great to know that.
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:31pm On May 17
Paradigm777:

Sorry pls, wat network r u operating with?... Jezzzz!
This.......

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by joenor(m): 6:31pm On May 17
Wow thanks, I really don't discard the seed sha.
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by fuckerstard: 6:31pm On May 17
I love to chew it, what the OP didn't mention is that you have to consume a lot of it to enjoy the benefits.

It's not like you buy 100 naira sliced water melon and be expecting to gain anything from like 20 seeds that would be in that slice..

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by Supersuave2(m): 6:31pm On May 17
When are we going to see something on the health benefits of marijuana's seeds? Sh!t is crazy

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:31pm On May 17
Loads of benefits....

Sounds as good as the name!
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by mexioni(m): 6:32pm On May 17
It's sexual benefits are amazing, guys try it and thank me later.

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by ponziponzi(m): 6:32pm On May 17
Why will I even think of buying watermelons with seeds?
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by alsudaes1(m): 6:33pm On May 17
Imagine what Majority of us have been doing away with shocked
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by izenco2005(m): 6:33pm On May 17
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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by Allylic(f): 6:33pm On May 17
....good
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by Waffarianman(m): 6:33pm On May 17
Just finished chewing few watermelon and their seeds in the farm today... @ Op please tell me what will happen to me.

Can't wait to get my PVC, On my way against 2019.

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by girlhaley(f): 6:34pm On May 17
shocked I heard that it's injurious to health

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by HsLBroker(m): 6:34pm On May 17
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by RoyalBlak007: 6:35pm On May 17
Highly Informative
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by Paradigm777: 6:35pm On May 17
MANNABBQGRILLS:

This...
Dont know Y the 1st five letters on ur moniker reminds me of Mainagate?

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Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by Blackfire(m): 6:35pm On May 17
Is that all...

Is that all...



When you have codeine and tramadol.
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by maxwelloweezy(m): 6:35pm On May 17
Make i go ishaga market go buy watermelon
Re: Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds by Mutemenot(m): 6:35pm On May 17
Abeg who don see aboki chop watermelon I just dey wonder cos all wey dey sell for my area I never see them chop am shocked

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