Food - Drink
Why You Should Stop Throwing Out Cantaloupe Seeds
By EMILY BOYETTE
If you've cut open a cantaloupe recently, odds are you scooped out the seeds and tossed them into the trash. If you're looking to waste less food and money, you should know that cantaloupe seeds have significant health benefits and can be incorporated into your diet as a free bonus, in the place of other seeds.
Cantaloupe seeds are packed with vitamins K, A, E, and C, zinc, potassium, and they can stand up to meat in terms of protein; 100 grams of the seeds contain 21 grams of protein, while a four-ounce hamburger contains 28 grams. The seeds also strengthen hair and skin, which is why some companies sell cantaloupe seed extract.
There are many ways to incorporate cantaloupe seeds into your diet, like toasting them and eating them plain or adding them to a salad; also try blending them into a soup. Be careful not to go overboard, though, as cantaloupe and its seeds are filled with fiber, and too much can cause stomach pain, diarrhea, and other issues.