Watermelons are fruits that are high in nutritional value and also delicious.
But even though you might eat the fruit and spit out the seeds, the seeds are also high in nutrients.
The seeds are rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals.
The nutrients found in watermelon seeds include
Proteins: Watermelon seeds are rich is proteins. Proteins consist of amino acids are used by the human body to build muscles and necessary for enzyme transportation.
Niacin: Watermelon seeds are a rich source of vitamin B. Vitamin B maintains the nervous system and converts food into energy.
Zinc: Zinc is necessary for healthy body functions including immune system maintenance and the repair of skin tissue.
Iron: Iron is needed for red blood cell maintenance and the prevention of iron deficiency anemia.
Magnesium: Watermelon seeds contain magnesium that help regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Unsaturated Fats: Watermelon seeds contain monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-6 has been linked to a reduction in blood pressure.
Mono and polyunsaturated fats has been reduction in blood cholesterol levels.
They also been linked to tissue maintenance.
Photo by Arvind Balaraman. Published on 19 July 2010
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