How much nutrition you reap from watermelon seeds depends on how many you eat. Because they’re small, you need to eat quite a few to get their benefits.
Instead, they should be eaten. (Here's the catch: You shouldn't eat them straight from the fruit. To make the most of them, the seeds need to be sprouted and shelled.) Once sprouted, shelled and dried, watermelon seeds become edible, protein-packed treasures.
Watermelon is the perfect summertime treat, but stopping to spit out the seeds can dampen enthusiasm for the fruit. Skittish adults might get nervous about choking on the seeds; kids fear that a rogue seed will cause a watermelon to grow in their stomachs. No need to worry, though! Experts say you ...
As with any food, there are risks to eating seeds. However, in moderation, watermelon seeds are a healthy addition to an already-delicious snack! Packed with vitamin B, magnesium and protein, you could eat them alone or blend them up in a smoothie. I like the sound of the second one, better!
So instead of avoiding them or using them for seed-spitting contests, you should actually be taking them out of the watermelon and saving them to be sprouted and eaten. Why can't you just eat the seeds straight out of the watermelon? Well, you can, but you won't really experience any sort of nutritional benefits.
You can eat watermelon seeds raw, straight from the fruit. They're nontoxic, and the seeds won't be able to grow in your stomach acid. (Promise.) But that's far from the best way to eat watermelon seeds. If anything raw watermelon seeds, though edible, are more of a bother than an actually delicious snack.
Yes. You can dry them and eat them just as you do with sunflower seeds and pumpkin seed. Unlike sunflower & pumpkin seeds, they actually contain some sugar, though they are not sweet. So if you are a diabetic - they are not for you. (Actually, they are worse for you than the watermelon itself.
You can also eat the whole seed if you’d prefer—they taste just like roasted pumpkin seeds but they have a thick, crunchy seed coating that some people might not like. According to many grandmothers, cooking watermelon seeds also ensures that they won’t germinate in your stomach and sprout out of your ears.
The seeds can be eaten raw or roasted and are most similar in flavour to sunflowers or pumpkin seeds. Sprouted watermelon seeds have less, calories fat and carbohydrate than sprouted almonds and sunflower seeds, but more protein. About 1/8 cup has 10 grams of protein. They also contain vitamin B and magnesium.
I bought white watermelon seeds which were supposed to be eaten as you would pumpkin seeds. I chewed everything well. They were delicious. However, a few hours later, I became ill; vomiting with diarrhea. I did not have a fever or aches & pains as with the flu. I do believe it was from the watermelon seeds. Fortunately, I was fine the next day.