We all remember what our mommy use to say when we were eating watermelon. Don’t swallow the seeds because a little watermelon will grow inside your belly from a seed. This was fun statement.

But you should know that those little seeds are full of a whole lot of goodness.

Nutrients found in the watermelon seed – 5 amazing ones

  1. Vitamins Bs

In the watermelon you can find niacin, folate and riboflavin. The watermelon is good for proper digestion, brain functioning, heart health and many more. Folate turns food in energy, feeling less tired and the niacin can lower the cholesterol. The watermelon can reduce the risk of developing cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer`s.

  1. Protein

Did you know that a cup of dried watermelon seeds contains over 30 grams of protein?!! This protein is made of essential amino acids that help regulate the blood pressure and treat heart disease. The seeds can keep you full for longer period of time and are great for the muscle growth.

  1. Fat

These seeds contain omega-6 fatty acids and poly-saturated fats. The omega -6 acids are good for the blood pressure, and the poly-saturated fats can lower the bad cholesterol. The seeds are however high in calories, so don’t eat too many.

  1. Magnesium

The healthy mineral of watermelon seeds can regulate the metabolism with proper digestion of carbohydrates and it is good for blood pressure. One cup of watermelon seeds can replace almost 1.5 daily recommended intake of magnesium.


The iron found in the magnesium can help with anemia and fatigue. It carries oxygen to the blood cells, helping the brain functioning, aiding digestion of proteins. And actually this is not everything you can get from the watermelon seeds, there are many more nutrients found in them.

The benefits of watermelon seeds

When eating a watermelon usually we spit out the seeds. But after reading this you may want to swallow them. However, if swallowing the raw seeds from the watermelon may not give you the maximum benefits, it is better to collect them and prepare them one of two ways. Put the seeds out on a pan and allow them to dry. Later add some olive oil over them and little sea salt before roasting them in the oven on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. You can eat them as a snack. The second alternative is to make a tea with the fresh seeds. Grind the seeds first and pour boiling water over them. 1 tablespoon of seeds with 2 cups of water. Leave them for 15 minutes and later strain them. Maybe the saying about the belly is not true, but the benefits from the watermelon seeds are real.