Melon is a low calorie fruit that is rich in vitamins and minerals and contains a large percentage of water, which makes it an ideal fruit for refreshment during the hot summer days. But the healthiest part of the melon usually ends up in the trash, because it removes the throw – melon seeds.
In India, melon seeds are the most precious part of the fruit and used in every home.
After removal of the center of the melon, thread-like fibers, together with the seeds were dried on paper and then, after drying the fibers are separated from the seeds. After this process, the seeds need to be washed thoroughly under a jet of water, dry and store.
Melon seeds are rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and fiber. According to Ayurveda (tradiconalnoj Indian medicine) melon seeds have a cooling effect and are ideal for eating during the summer.
In India, ground melon seeds are added to the lassi (a drink made from yogurt) and thandai (cold milk with spices), and the whole seeds in sweets and halva. They can be added to bread and pastries (such as pumpkin seeds or sunockreta) or in cakes and cookies (such as walnuts or hazelnuts). They can be eaten by themselves as healthy snacks.