Cucumis melo, originated from Africa and southwest Asia, gradually making its way into Europe towards the end of the Roman Empire. Many melons/watermelons can still be found growing wild across the continent of Africa today.
Although the majority of the melon seeds varieties we buy in supermarkets are shipped from warmer countries, it is possible to successfully grow flavorsome watermelons in India.
When you think watermelon you pictured a red, squashy, juicy fruit but the seeds probably don’t come to your mind. People usually remove these black seeds from the fruit and consume them. But did you know these black seeds have some magical nutrient properties? The tiny seeds are super-nutritious and healthy.
Watermelon is an amazing hydrating fruit as it contains 92 percent of water and is enriched with minerals and vitamins. Its seeds are super rich in various nutrients. These seeds have a low-calorie count and rich in micronutrients like zinc, magnesium, potassium, etc. Watermelon seeds boost immunity and heart health and help to control blood sugar levels.
Benefits of Seeds:
Watermelon seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients like folate, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, potassium. These seeds are considered to be highly nutritious, as they are also rich in amino acids, proteins, and vitamin B complex. All these nutrients together help in boosting your body’s metabolism