Most Americans prize the sweet and juicy flesh of watermelons, but remove or spit out the seeds. This general disdain for the seeds has led to the development of “seedless” watermelons, which produce much smaller, lighter colored seeds. However, watermelon seeds are consumed in many cultures around the world, because they are a very rich source of nutrients including citrulline, lycopene, phenolic antioxidants, flavonoids, and vitamin C.
Watermelon seeds are often dried, roasted and eaten as a snack, much like pumpkin seeds, although they are also used in soups and sauces. The seeds have a hard outer coating, so they must be boiled, ground or roasted and chewed very well in order to make the nutrients available for absorption. If not, the seeds will pass through your digestive tract almost completely intact.
Apart from being nutrient dense, watermelon seeds are low in calories too. The nutrients found in watermelon seeds play a great role in proper intestinal function, kill parasites and help in treatment of jaundice.
The seeds are most valued for a substance they contain, citrulline, which is a powerful anti-oxidant that can ease the symptoms of erectile dysfunction and prevent blood vessel widening. Moreover, watermelon seed tea eliminates all sorts of kidney disorders, including kidney stones or kidney sands.
Grind 20-30 watermelon seeds.
Boil them in 2l water for 15 minutes.
This quantity will suffice for 2 days. Make a pause on the third day.
Repeat the procedure in a couple of weeks always making a break on the third day.
Doctors advise that you collect watermelon seeds during the summer so that they are available throughout the year.