No denying, the watermelon is fruit of summer; juicy, sweet, fragrant and rich in minerals. But maybe not everybody knows that the seeds, beloved or not, are very healthy.
The watermelon seeds contain lots of proteins: 100 grams of seeds enclose about 35 grams, which is more than it contains the same amount of meat. They are also rich in polyunsaturated fats, specifically those fats that reduce cholesterol, cardiovascular risk and strong activation of the immune system, therefore perfect for those who suffer from allergy, asthma and autoimmunity.
The seeds are full of zinc, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and copper, they’re basically small supplements perfect to overcome the heat and avoid getting sick with air-conditioned. Besides that on the immune system, some of its minerals have beneficial effects on blood pressure and also replenish what is lost through sweating. Un interesting curiosity about iron is that watermelon contains a good percentage of vitamin C, so if the seed are eaten along with the flesh, its absorption is facilitated.
To those who did not like the idea of eating the seeds in this way, a good solution is to keep the them aside, let them dry and then eat them separately like they were sunflower seeds, flax seeds or pumpkin seeds, or even chop them and make tea. In short, the seeds of watermelon are so full of qualities that they must be somehow exploited!