What you can do with watermelon seeds


You always feel the pips of the watermelon? Okay, but they are too much to throw away … In the video you can see in an overview, what the cores can do!

It’s the perfect snack on a hot summer’s day: a dripping, refreshing slice of watermelon. Or two, three, four … because the juicy fruit consists of more than 90 percent water, it is also wonderfully low in calories.

Besides, she is healthy. Not in spite of the cores, but because of the cores.

In many countries of the world the healthy kernels are eaten – raw, dried or roasted. Roasted they are tastier and you can keep them well to spice up soups, salads and smoothies. You can even buy them from the Arabian greengrocer.

You have always ripped them out of the pulp and thrown them away? Then you may not yet know how valuable the cores are.

That’s in it

Watermelon seeds contain vitamins A, B, B3, C and E, omega-6 fatty acids and proteins. They also provide fiber and minerals like iron, potassium, calcium, zinc and magnesium. 

So that your body can also utilize the valuable nutrients, it is good to break the kernels. 

And you can do it all with it:

Dry watermelon seeds

Remove the seeds with a teaspoon and rinse. Then dry on a kitchen towel and then store in a glass with screw cap.

To roast watermelon seeds

Spread a few tablespoons of seeds on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and roast at 160 degrees. Peeled they are a tasty snack in between or in front of the TV. You can also spice up salads, soups and smoothies.

Cook the watermelon seeds

If you are baking bread and rolls yourself, you can bake the melon seeds – as well as sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Tastes delicious! 

Of course, the easiest way is to just eat the seeds. Try it!