Watermelon seeds are edible and contain trace amounts of iron, zinc and protein. A person would have to consume several hundred seeds to get 1 to 2 grams of iron or zinc. There is 1 gram of protein in 24 seeds.Continue Reading
In Asia, watermelon seeds are roasted, seasoned and eaten as a snack. They are also ground into flour and used to make bread. The rind of the watermelon is also edible.
Seedless watermelons have not been genetically engineered. They occur through hybridization when diploid and tetraploid watermelons are crossed. Diploid watermelons contain two sets of chromosomes, and tetraploid watermelon contain four sets of chromosomes.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew are common varieties of melon. Except for watermelon, melons are all of the same species. Watermelon originated in southern Africa and is grown around the world. It has a uniform pulp inside unlike other melons which are hollow in the center.Full Answer >
Watermelon and grapes are fruits that act as natural diuretics, and celery, asparagus, artichoke, cucumber, eggplant and onion are vegetables that are natural diuretics. Herbal diuretics include dandelion, corn silk, ginger root, hawthorn, parsley, juniper berry and stinging nettle.Full Answer >
Watermelon is full of beneficial nutrients but, in large quantities, it also causes some uncomfortable side effects. Since watermelon is rich in fiber, it may trigger flare-ups in intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease or irritable bowel syndrome and cause gas, bloating and diarrhea.Full Answer >
When selecting a watermelon, pick the melon up and ensure that it feels heavy for its size, even if it is a small melon. Look for a splotch on the watermelon; this splotch forms from the melon lying on the ground and should be yellow if the watermelon is ripe.Full Answer >