Watermelon Seeds

Discussion in 'Fruits' started by jaa, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. jaa

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    I bought some seedless watermelon today, and it still contains the pale seeds. These are very difficult to avoid consuming. Is that a problem when eating watermelon?
     
  2. Jenn

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    They are immature seeds. "Seedless" watermelon is created by selecting for male and females that don't bloom with correct timing to fertilize properly. Bigger seeds are easier to spit out, IMO.

    Personally, I have never found a seedless watermelon that compared in flavor to regular watermelon.
     
  3. Maretch

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    agreed with this. I've also seen that they aren't comparable in flavors that it is why I do not buy seedless watermelon anymore.
     
  4. BobbyDukes

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    The watermelon seeds are PUFA, are they not? Perhaps they don't get absorbed. I don't like the seeds. I like the sweetness of the watermelon, though.
     
  5. Ingenol

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    Unfortunately at least around here you cannot reliably buy a "seeded" watermelon.
     
  6. 800mRepeats

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    I've not yet bought into the concern regarding PUFA in fruit seeds that one might consume (say, berry seeds vs. a peach pit) ...
    Unless the seed is well ground by chewing, they seem to pass through the digestive tract intact.
    This is, allegedly, as nature intended - to help spread the seeds.
    And, if the seeds are intact, undigested, PUFA would not be a factor. (Neither would any other nutrients in the seeds.)

    But, perhaps I'm missing something.
     
  7. Nighteyes

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    This ^

    I just had to accept, that if I wanted to eat watermelon I would eat the seeds as well. Takes forever de de-seed it. Those little buggars are everywhere in seemingly random strands. Although I did manage to discover the watermelon's anatomy after many, many disections and the seed CAN be removed as they often lie in these belts. But it is time consuming and I feel I end up getting annoyed with it. So I just dont chew them and sort of "mush" the watermelon in my mouth with my toungue... Doesnt really have to be chewed..
     
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