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Eat Your Seeds!

Updated on March 19, 2013

Have you ever noticed many fruits & even vegetables are now grown seed free? Why? Is there something the pharmaceutical industry is hiding from us!? While I am not sure the reason behind it, I encourage you to buy fruit & vegetables packed with seed and, this may sound crazy to some... EAT THEM!

Seed is the Source of All Life!

Every source of life on earth begins with a simple seed. From trees, to vegetables, flowers & even animal & human life!

"And God said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Genesis 1:29

God Himself, the author of life, our Father & Creator said seed is meat! When one thinks of meat, they think of protein, nutrition, health, and so on. So why throw away good meat!? Seeds are loaded with nutrition from vitamins A to Zinc! They even hold anti-cancer properties to them! All seeds are packed with B-17, which in particular, has been known for its anti-cancer properties & its importance to the human body.

Seeds Worth Eating

Sunflower Seeds:

Sunflower seeds are still a popular snack among many cultures around the world. They taste great, offer a good source of energy & are pack full of nutrients, conveniently, into one small seed! They are a great source of vitamin E which is beneficial to the circulatory system. They also have high levels of tryptophan which has a calming effect on the brain. Whether eating them raw, baked or even seasoned, they are a great seed not worth passing up! Mix things up and add them to fried chicken meals, stir fried veggies, salads & more!

Pumpkin Seeds:

Pumpkin seeds are commonly known for their delicious taste but less commonly known for their anti-inflammatory properties! They are packed with nutrients that help heal tissue throughout the body, naturally help relieve pain and inflamed tissue and even help with depression! Now that's tasty!

Watermelon Seeds:

Watermelon seeds are not typically eaten with the fruit, but I encourage you not to through them out! They are packed full of iron, potassium, vitamins, fats and calories which are important for everyday nutrition. Watermelon seeds should be chewed before swallowing if its nutritional content is desired. They can be baked for a nice, tasty snack!

Sesame Seeds:

These are possibly the most nutritious seeds in the world! They are rich in calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, manganese, zinc, vitamins, and even fiber. They also contain anti-cancer lignin in each seed! Grind them up and add them to just about any meal for a great nutritious boost!

Apple Seeds:

Apple seeds are rich in phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron and contain a high amount of sulfur, used to treat acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions. They also contain iodine and pectin, which is a natural soluble dietary fiber that can lower blood cholesterol levels. Next time you eat an apple, eat the seeds as well! Don't over do it with apple seeds however, they are toxic in high quantities. Don't eat more then 2 apple worth of seeds a day to be safe!

Passion Fruit Seeds:

Passion fruit seeds are packed with polyphenolic compounds such as piceatannol & scirpusin B, contain plenty of insoluble dietary fiber & even magnesium. They are 100% edible and add a crunch when eaten with the fruit, or add a nice zest to salads when added!

Grape Seeds:

The seeds of grapes are used in the cosmetics industry because of their anti-aging properties. They were widely eaten among the kings & queens of early centuries, & I think they were on to something! They contain vitamins like A, E & C. Grapes seeds also contain linoleic acid, which has become increasingly popular in the beauty products industry. They can slow down the aging process, moisturize skin & work well against acne. Most of the nutrients are in the grapes seeds’ extract. Grinding them up & using them in lotions and scrubs for the face will give your skin nutrients and a healthy glow! When eaten eternally, they offer so many benefits!

Uses of Seeds

  • Can be ground up into powders for food seasoning
  • Adds a nice texture & zest to plain salads
  • Add to meat breading for a good dose of nutrients
  • Can be used in skin lotions, washes & scrubs to treat acne
  • Can be recycled & replanted for your own home garden
  • Baked with olive oil & salt, they make a tasty treat

The Best of the Best

Organically grown or home grown fruits & vegetables are always the best & they are pesticide & hormone free! If you are not able to grow your own, buy organic when you can! If they are too pricey, just be sure to wash your fruit & vegetables well! Using peroxide to clean them with kill any bad chemical on their surface, you can also soak them in peroxide, but be sure to do so in the fridge. Soaking them for 20 minutes is usually all it takes! Then place them in a bowl of cold water to rinse them off.

"All life begins from the tiny wonder of a simple seed."


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      ii3rittles 4 years ago

      Thanks for the comment Deb! Seeds are great for snacking. I think if everyone reached for seeds instead of chips for a snack, many more people would be healthier.

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      ii3rittles 4 years ago

      Thanks for the comment Ghaelach! Glad to hear your eating your seeds! :)

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      Deb Welch 4 years ago

      A great and useful Hub. I heard about watermelon seeds being very good for you. I had always baked squash seeds for years with oil and salt. Breaks at work - I bring in sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and mix them with dried fruit; light, nutritional and energy packed.

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      Ghaelach 4 years ago

      Moning ii3rittles.

      A very interesting hub you have written.

      I take daily "Pumpkin Seeds." My urologist gave me a tip six years ago, saying that pumpkin seeds in capsule form where good in helping against Prostate Cancer.

      For the last 6 months I have a small palm full of these seeds every morning. You are right about the taste, they are great.

      As you say there is a lot of goodness in the seed of life, thats how and why we are here today.

      LOL Ghaelach