Water Melon is one of my favourite fruits and I can eat it all day long. My husband likes it but won't eat it cos he does not want to go through removing those numerous seeds.I devised a unique way of removing them - the natural way all waste is thrown out from our body. Yes I swallow the seeds.It was such a relief not having to pick out those innumerable tiny seeds.
Today while eating this wonderful fruit I suddenly felt the urge to "google" for the nutrition facts about these tiny black irritants.I am sure most of you would think I was crazy for the seeds found in any fruit is considered an unnecessary part of it and which most of us spit out.I was surprised at the fact that it was very very nutritious.Here are a few excerpts from the articles I found.
Watermelon seeds are very high in protein, with 1 cup of dried seeds containing 30.6g, which is 61 percent of the daily recommended value. The protein in watermelon seeds consists of several amino acids, one of which is arginine. While the body produces some arginine, the Mayo Clinic states that there are times when people need to take in additional arginine. Some of the health benefits of arginine include regulating blood pressure and treating coronary heart disease. There are several other amino acids that make up the protein in watermelon seeds, including tryptophan, glutamic acid, and lysine.