Were you ever told as a child that if you ever eat watermelon seed, a watermelon would grow into your mouth? In fact we always eat the fleshy part of watermelon, but we can also eat watermelon seeds or rind. In Asia, roasted watermelon seeds are a popular snack. Watermelon seeds are full of essential nutrients and various health benefits can be derived from them. Watermelon seeds have been used for various culinary and medicinal purposes. Health benefits of watermelon seeds can be attributed to its high nutritional content including fatty acids, essential amino acids and rich mineral content.
However due to the hard coating on watermelon seeds, it is essential either to process watermelon seeds or chew them to derive the health benefits of watermelon seeds. If not chewed or processed, they can just pass undigested out of the body, in such cases no benefits of watermelon seed nutrients is obtained.