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POSTED: Dec 12, 2018

Superfoodly - Watermelon Seed Butter: High In Protein & Unique Amino Acids

Peanut, almond, and cashew are nut butters you can find at Walmart. You probably have to turn to Whole Foods, or a healthy co-op grocer, to get pumpkin seed butter, pecan butter, and other exotic varieties.

Regardless of where you shop, one you probably haven’t encountered is this one.

So why not?

Is it good to eat watermelon seed?

Yes, but only watermelon seeds which are sprouted and shelled, in order to remove the black protective coating. Otherwise they can’t be digested and aren’t good for you; GI distress may result. After de-shelling, the seeds become edible and healthy to eat.

Nutritional benefits of watermelon seed include 27-35% protein content by weight, high amounts of the B vitamins niacin and thiamin, and the essential minerals iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. There’s no vitamin C, but nuts and seeds generally don’t contain any.

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