Why You Should Be Eating Watermelon Seeds, Instead Of Spitting Them Out Why You Should Be Eating Watermelon Seeds, Instead Of Spitting Them Out
You may have once believed that swallowing a watermelon seed would ignite the growth of an enormous fruit inside your belly. So instead of... Why You Should Be Eating Watermelon Seeds, Instead Of Spitting Them Out

You may have once believed that swallowing a watermelon seed would ignite the growth of an enormous fruit inside your belly. So instead of ingesting, you diligently plucked out each individual seed before chomping into the juicy fruit. Or you kept an arsenal of seeds in the pocket of your cheek to use as spitting ammo against your older brother.

While it’s fairly easy to deseed fruits like apples and oranges, with a big fat fruit like watermelon, the process is quite cumbersome. Much time is spent on spitting out the seeds than relishing the melon.


But thanks to science, you don’t have to do that anymore. Watermelon seeds have more health benefits than the actual fruit itself. So, if you don’t mind the slightly bitter taste and chewy texture, you can eat the watermelon seeds along with the tasty melon.

Watermelon seeds are good for skin, hair and your overall wellbeing. These seeds contain fatty acids, proteins and minerals. They are rich in magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus and copper.

According to Chinese medicine, dried watermelon seeds can be boiled in water and consumed as a tea. The seeds strengthen the kidneys and also helps lower high blood pressure.

In Asian countries such as China, Japan, Korea and Thailand, roasted watermelon seeds are eaten as a snack. No wonder the people have supple skin and strong hair.

Watermelon seeds are good for both men and women, particularly those in their thirties, as that’s when the skin starts showing signs of aging. Regular consumption of watermelon seeds will keep your skin young and healthy.

The oil extracted from watermelon seeds is also good for external application. Called Ootanga oil or Kalahari oil, it is light in texture and, therefore, does not clog the pores in your skin nor does it interrupt with the normal functioning of your skin. In fact, this is one of the essential ingredients of baby oil.

Certain skin cancers and infections are prevented when watermelon seeds are consumed regularly.

Follow these health-conscious Instagramers to find out how they eat their watermelons.

Henry Okafor

  • Racquel G

    November 18, 2016 #1 Author

    That was very informative! Being a Florida girl I’ve always spit out the seeds my mother would always say if you swallow them they’ll grow inside you! Lol

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  • Princesstida

    November 18, 2016 #2 Author

    Oh my gosh I never ate watermelon seed because I was told it cause stomach pain or watermelon will grow in my stomach again as a child sometime people scared you to death lol now I know the benefit of watemelon seed and I will never throw it good article 😘

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  • Trina

    November 18, 2016 #3 Author

    Great read …..watermelon is my fav, just like a lot of others as a child I was told pregnant women had swallowed watermelon seeds lmbo!

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  • oluwole Roseline

    November 18, 2016 #4 Author

    Whao! Now I know the reason why doctor recommend watermelon for pregnant women

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  • Jara kay

    November 18, 2016 #5 Author

    Wow this article taught me a lot. , I never knew tht the seed played a role in our health as well.

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  • JazmineAshley

    November 18, 2016 #6 Author

    I never knew that the seeds could be a contribute to your health. Guess my great grandmother was wrong or she was just trying to scare us from eating the seeds. Great read can’t wait for summer.

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  • Akeem

    November 19, 2016 #7 Author

    I’ve always ate the seeds I didn’t know this info though

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  • Ra’Kira Bezio

    November 19, 2016 #8 Author

    I love watermelon every pregnancy I craved watermelons, this was a pretty cool article to read.

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  • Mariah

    November 20, 2016 #9 Author

    Wow, I love watermelon seedless I’d always get mad at my mother if she was to get the seeds now I’ll start listening to her lol

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  • Alexis Griffith

    November 21, 2016 #10 Author

    Very helpful bc I NEVER eat the seeds but now knowing get all of the skin benefits and overall health benefits I most definitely will start consuming them along with the juicy watermelon!

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