Muskmelon Seeds (No Shell)
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Muskmelon Seeds, you might be accustomed to spitting them out as you eat, seed spitting contest, anyone? Some people just opt for seedless. But the nutritional value of watermelon seeds may convince you otherwise.
Melon seeds are low in calories and are nutrient dense. When roasted, they’re crispy and can easily take the place of other unhealthy snack options.
These Muskmelon seeds may be little, but they sure pack a lot of nutrition, including:
1) Low Calories : A large handful of Melon seeds weighs about 4 grams and contains about just 23 calories. Far less than a bag of potato chips!
2) Magnesium: One of several minerals found in Melon seeds is magnesium. In a 4-gram serving, you’ll get 21 mg of magnesium, which is 5 percent of the daily value.
3) Iron: A handful of Melon seeds contains about 0.29 mg of iron, or about 1.6 percent of the daily value. It might not seem like much, but the NIH only recommends adults get 18 mg in their day.
5) Good Fats: Muskmelon seeds also provide a good source of both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. One large handful (4 grams) provides 0.3 and 1.1 grams, respectively.
6) Zinc: Muskmelon seeds are also good source of zinc. They provide about 26 percent of the daily value in one ounce, or 4 percent DV in one large handful (4 grams).
How to Enjoy
1) Sprinkle on a salad: A handful of crunchy Melon seeds is a healthy alternative to croutons.
2) Mix in baked goods: Toss Melon seeds into your next batch of Granola Bars, muffins, or cookies.
3) Use as a topping: Oatmeal and yogurt are even better with Melon seeds on top.
4) Add to dishes: Melon seeds are a tasty addition to chicken recipes, or quinoa dishes.
5) A healthy snack: As you can guess, they’re a great snack on their own, roasted or in trail mix!