Two Ways to Turn Watermelon Seeds Into a Tasty Snack
Our watermelon CBD soda is a fan favorite. Perfectly refreshing and not too sweet, this sparkling CBD soda is perfect for barbecues and the beach. Bring your pack wherever the sun is and you’ll be happy!
We based this CBD sparkling soda on our love of the wondrous watermelon, but never truly considered how powerful the seeds were too.
So sit back, relax, and learn all there is to know about watermelon seeds. We even have some surprise recipes at the end that pair great with our watermelon CBD soda!
What kinds of seeds do watermelons have?
Watermelons have small white seeds and big black seeds. There’s a bit of confusion about the different seed types among the general public. But don’t worry- there aren’t any seeds in our watermelon CBD drink!
The difference between the seeds is maturity. Every watermelon seed starts out as a small, white seed before it becomes black - or even dotted, tan, or red. Dozens, if not hundreds, of varieties of watermelon exist, with differing flesh, rind, and seed colors.
Most American watermelons have anywhere between 200 and 800 seeds!
There are also white-seeded watermelons, and those seeds are different from the immature white ones in American varieties. These kinds of watermelons are common in the Middle East and China.
What kind of nutrients are in watermelon seeds?
Watermelon seeds are incredibly dense in nutrients. They have lots of vitamins, protein, omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids, potassium, copper, zinc, magnesium, and plenty more. They’re also high in calories - one cup of roasted seeds has about 600 calories!
What are the health benefits of watermelon seeds?
Our watermelon CBD beverage may taste delicious, but what are the benefits of watermelon seeds?
Good for skin
Roasted watermelon seeds are great for preventing acne. They also are anti-aging and promote elasticity. Watermelon seed oil is great to apply on your face.
Good for hair
Protein, copper, magnesium, and iron are all great for hair, especially if you have hair loss or hair thinning. Protein helps your hair grow and magnesium helps prevent breakage and split ends. Copper increases the production of melanin which is responsible for keeping your hair full of vibrant colors.
Helps blood sugar levels
Watermelon seeds help reduce insulin resistance to increase blood sugar control. This is a huge benefit for people with diabetes. The main concern for patients with diabetes is controlling the level of blood sugar. Watermelon seeds are a yummy way to help your body out!
While watermelon seeds are high in calories, the calories mostly come from incredibly healthy fatty acids. A single cup of seeds kicks your metabolism into gear and gives your body plenty of nutrients.
Osteoporosis is when your bones are weak and have low density, increasing your risk of getting a fracture. But regularly eating watermelon seeds can help prevent osteoporosis! They’re an astounding source of magnesium and contain about 150% of your daily requirement in a single cup. They’re also chock full of potassium, manganese, and copper. These are all great nutrients for bone health, improving bone density, and strengthening bones.
Roasted watermelon seeds
For this recipe, you will need one cup of raw watermelon seeds, one tablespoon of salt, and one cup of water.
First, gather your seeds from your watermelon and put them in a colander. Only use the black seeds (remember, the white ones are underdeveloped and inedible!).
Rinse them off and once they’re clean, spread them out on a cookie sheet and let them dry. Drying them in the sun is a great way to do it. They roast the best when they’re 100% dry.
Now put them in a frying pan on medium-high heat and keep flipping them until they're roasted. Mix the salt and water together so the salt dissolves. Pour the mixture into the frying pan and stir it every once in a while until the water completely evaporates. Let the seeds cool down before you shell and eat them!
Roasted watermelon seeds are great to throw in trail mix, bring a little baggy on a hike, keep in your car for when you’re feeling snacky, or to eat hot out of the pan!
Watermelon seed bar
For this recipe, you'll need one cup of watermelon seeds, ½ cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of water, and optional coconut oil.
First roast the seeds in a frying pan over medium heat, stirring frequently. It should take about seven minutes to completely roast them. You can tell they’re done when they turn reddish. Put the seeds into a bowl.
Now add the sugar and water into the pan and boil them until it turns into a syrup. Now put the seeds back into the pan and stir.
Brush coconut oil into a pan. Pour the syrup-coated watermelon seeds into the pan and press down.
Once it cools you can cut it into squares and serve!
These bars are great for dinner parties or as treats for your little ones. Eat them post-workout for a hit of protein!
Watermelon seeds are more than meets the eye.
From an energy boost to silkier hair, these unassuming little seeds can do wonders for your body and health.
Drink up! Our watermelon CBD soda is the best complimentary drink for these watermelon snack recipes. And now that you know how good watermelon seeds are for you, there's no doubt you'll want to try our recipes out!