Watermelon seeds are edible and contain trace amounts of iron, zinc and protein. A person would have to consume several hundred seeds to get 1 to 2 grams of iron or zinc. There is 1 gram of protein in 24 seeds.Know More
In Asia, watermelon seeds are roasted, seasoned and eaten as a snack. They are also ground into flour and used to make bread. The rind of the watermelon is also edible.
Seedless watermelons have not been genetically engineered. They occur through hybridization when diploid and tetraploid watermelons are crossed. Diploid watermelons contain two sets of chromosomes, and tetraploid watermelon contain four sets of chromosomes.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Watermelon is related to cucumber, pumpkin and squash and is by weight the most consumed melon in the United States, followed by cantaloupe and honeydew. It has anti-inflammatory properties and a high level of lycopene, which prevents cells from being damaged and may lower the risk of heart disease.Full Answer >
Although watermelon is available year round, domestic watermelon is in its peak season from May through August. Imported watermelon is in its peak season from March through May.Full Answer >
Nutrients in watermelon include lycopene and citrulline. Lycopene is a phytonutrient that plays a role in supporting heart health and possibly bone health. Citrulline is an amino acid that the kidneys convert into another amino acid called arginine; amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.Full Answer >
When selecting a watermelon, pick the melon up and ensure that it feels heavy for its size, even if it is a small melon. Look for a splotch on the watermelon; this splotch forms from the melon lying on the ground and should be yellow if the watermelon is ripe.Full Answer >