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11-06-2005, 09:51 PM
Has anyone ever tried eating Watermelon seeds ? And if so how do they taste and can you dehydrate them ?
I am stuck in a Seed Rut because I only like pumpkin seeds, no sunflower or sesame for me, and flax I limit as I do not really care for those either....and thinking that maybe a watermelon may be likable...or maybe not !
I HAVE EATEN WATERMELON SEEDS. THEY ARE REALLY TASTEY. ONLY HAVE EATEN THEM WHEN WAS EATING WATERMELON, WOULD SEPARATE THEM FROM THF FRUIT AND EAT THEM AT THE END. THERE ARE ALOT OF HEALTH BENIFITS...CAN'T REMEMBER (I think David Wolf talks alot about them) EDIE
11-26-2005, 08:24 PM
I eat the seeds along with the fruit. I've never eaten them as seeds alone.
When you say you're stuck in a seed "rut" does that mean that you're tired of the pumpkin seeds?
Do you just eat them out of hand? Do you sprout them? Or do you add them to salads, blend them for dressings ... or what? Do you not like other seeds added in dishes ... or is it just that you dislike them plain? How about hemp seeds?
By the way, flax seeds ground up added to smoothies is a good way to get the omega and is recommended by Victoria Boutenko. You might find them palatable that way.
11-27-2005, 06:04 AM
I eat them out of hand, on my salads, sprouted or not...and I put them in my Hemp Bars I make. So yes ..just eat Pumpkin. I added sprouted sunflower now. That is OK but not a preference.
I do not eat Watermelon right now. I tried it and my Blood Sugar went way up and my heart started racing so I am not eating the sweet fruits yet. So I was thinking of taking the seeds, sprout them and dry ???
06-03-2006, 10:34 AM
This is an older post, but it is a question I have. Has anyone dried watermelon seeds?
I always eat the seeds along with the flesh of the watermelon. I don't like watermelon without the seeds -- to me part of the pleasure is the crunch of the seeds along with the sweet juicy flesh.
I am sure you could dry the seeds in the sun or in a dehydrator. I haven't tried but I think they would be very much like pumpkin seeds.
06-03-2006, 11:43 AM
Isn't it a bad idea to eat the seeds with the watermelon as it is poor food combining?
06-03-2006, 03:26 PM
I think if God packaged them together it should be okay to eat them together. I know they have a lot of health benefits.
06-03-2006, 03:55 PM
Well, my super favorite zinc enhancer is Pumpkin Seed. I also get grapes with the seeds, and eat them, but you mentioned you're staying away from sweet fruit for now, so scratch that.
Hemp seed is terrific protein + omega 3, tasty, a little goes a long way (i.e. one tablespoon per day is plenty).
I also use flaxseed in my green smoothies, keeps the foam down, thickens it up a bit, tastes neutral and gives me the Omega 3 I need. I tried sprouting it but got poor results.
I sprout millet, that's a seed isn't it? And quinoa sprouts well, and fast, and is totally tasty.
I haven't tried sprouting amaranth, or eating them "as is", nor have I tried sprouting teff, but both are very nutritious. (I've only eaten them cooked like cereal, sorry, no raw ideas for them yet.)
Then there's pine nuts (yep, nuts are seeds) and these are delicious: creamy, mild tasting, great on salads...I don't know if you can get them raw unless you gather your own - I did this when I visited in New Mexico, takes a lot to gather a handful!
And don't forget coconut! The water is great for you, and if you get them young enough, you can just scoop out the coconut meat which is again totally nutritious for your body.
Where I live I have lots of wild passion flower vines all over the place. They make a bright red fruit. The shell of the fruit is like paper, it cracks open and there inside are the passion seeds, surrounded by a translucent covering. This is not very sweet, but tasty, and the seeds are crunchy. Think pomegranate, those seeds are crunchy, and just part of the fruit. The passion fruit, since it's not hardly sweet, probably wouldn't affect you with too much sugar.
Then of course there are the tree seeds, aka nuts, almonds, pecans, brazil, macadamia, walnut .... the list goes on. These too follow the "little goes a long way" rule, and they are all totally nutritious. Hey, look at that! NUT-ritious! See what I mean?
Good luck, check out some books on wild food foraging, there are probably seeds on plants indigenous to your area that you can enjoy!
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