Watermelon seeds are extracted from Watermelon, Citrullus lanatus, which is a tropical fruit crop. It is an herbaceous creeping plant belonging to the family cucurbitaceae.
Watermelon seeds has a high nutrition value, they are a rich with omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, zinc, magnesium, copper, potassium and more. Watermelon seeds considered to be one protein supplements like cotton seeds, groundnuts, soybean seeds and rape seeds.
Watermelon is thought to have been domesticated in Africa at least 4000 years ago, and grown in almost all parts of Africa and South East Asia. The seeds extracted from watermelon, cultivated in large quantities in north Kordofan and western Sudan areas, huge amount of watermelon seeds is exported annually.
Health benefit of watermelon seeds
- Good for skin and hair
- Control and reduced insulin level
- Strengthen bones and improves mineral density
- Strengthen immune system
- Relieve constipation