Best uses of the Melon seeds . .A powerhouse of various nutrients..
Man has known of the existence and uses of melons since
the past 4000 years and today, a wide variety of melons are known to exist around the world.
The melon is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family with its characteristic fleshy fruits. The word "melon" can refer to either the plant or specifically to the fruit.
Many different cultivars have been produced, particularly of muskmelons.
Although the melon is a botanical fruit, some varieties may be considered culinary vegetables rather than fruits.
Melons originated in Africa and southwest Asia.
The melon seed is, generally, a grayish white hard shell with a white inner kernel, which is soft and oval in shape. The seeds of the melon are rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, fats and other nutrients like rich in Potassium, Magnesium, Iron and Calcium. Melon seeds may help High cholesterol, melon seed acts as an average antioxidant.
Melon seeds are are used in baking, dressing of bread cake, confectionery, supari, sweets, refreshing drinks and snack foods. They can also be directly consumed after roasting.
*Being lower in calories and having high water content, the melon is a refreshing and healthy food.*
The white melon seeds which are used in Indian cooking and not the water melon seeds.
Best uses of the Melon seeds . . .
The melon seeds can also be used as mouth fresheners.
The seeds are used for preparing delicious sweets and snacks.
A paste of melon seeds are added to spicy meat dishes or to vegetarian gravies to thicken its consistency and also give richness to the dish.
White melon seeds are fried and then used in making various types of cakes.
Another innovative usage for melon seeds is in cereals and fruit puddings.
Melon seeds are lightly dry-roasted and eaten as a salted snack.
Also used in savory bakes and vegetarian recipes, and sprinkled onto bread loaves.
The seeds are crushed and used to thicken stews and curries, or added to sweets, buns, flat breads and drinks.
The dried melon seeds are available in the stores and also available in the supermarkets. The seeds are sold in the shell or peeled for later usage.
Store melon seeds in an airtight container in a dry and dark place.