02 June 2011

Am I the only one...

Who actually prefers seeds in his watermelon?

via Houstonist

Watermelon grows here locally and plentifully. It's available most of the year and I eat more than my share of it. Increasingly though, all I've been finding are the boring seedless ones.

I'll go out on a limb here and admit that I eat watermelon seeds. They add a shot of texture to watermelon that makes it watermelon in my mind. Beyond that, watermelon seeds actually taste good.

So is this a me and me alone thing?

26 comments:

  1. Paul, you aren't the only one that prefers seeded watermelons. I won't buy anything else, although seeded watermelons are nearly extinct in stores these days.
    I don't eat the seeds, but the 'real' watermelons are the only ones with any flavor. Those little seedless ones, in addition to being biologically-or-genetically-modified eunuchs, are mealy and flavorless.
    As you can tell, I get a little worked up about my produce!
    Thanks for your post!

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  2. I can go either way - but now that I think about it, it seems that stores here only carry the seedless version. I wonder what they've done to the watermelons to make them seedless....

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  3. I don't eat the seeds, but I'd rather have one with seeds in it...

    Nothing better than finding a sweet orange-meated watermelon when its hotter than hot outside!

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  4. Try eating the seeds some time. They're good! And they give watermelon a nutritional boost it lacks otherwise. Thanks for weighing in here gang. It's good to know I'm not the only one.

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  5. Defiantly Seeded Paul! You can't have a who spit the seed farther contest with a seedless watermelon! (the kids and I have a sick sense of humor!)

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  6. It's good to be surrounded by purists!

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  7. You can eat watermelon seeds? I never knew that. But then what do you spit? (Am I the only one from Jersey?)

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  8. You bet you can eat them. Try it some time!

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  9. But if you eat the seeds a watermelon will grow in your tummy!

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  10. That's only true if you don't chew them...

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  11. Seeds please! Not for chewing but for spewing, baby.

    Plus, I don't want variagated green hair from ingesting them. What?

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  12. Green hair? There's one I've never heard before!

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  13. @Life Lessons Halfway...I'm a Jersey Girl!! Funny how we are the only ones that mention spitting them!! lol

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  14. I like eating the seeded watermelon, but I save the seeds to feed to my urban chickens!

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  16. I grew up spitting watermelon seeds with my brothers (who could spit one the farthest?). But I've only swallowed them accidentally.

    How about frying or baking them? Has anyone tried? One of my Fall favorites is cooking up Pumpkin seeds, browned with plenty of salt.

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  17. Here's a recipe Mark:

    http://www.countryliving.com/recipefinder/toasted-watermelon-seeds-recipe

    I'm going to try this!

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  18. Mom always said if you swallow them they will sprout in your stomach. I guess it never occured to her that you should chew them first! I'll have to give it a try if I ever see them sold around here with seeds in them. I love watermellon and often get the little "icebox" size which is just enough to feed desert for my family of four.

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  19. So far, Laurie Burke and I are the only ones who'll admit to eating them. Give it a try Pam!

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  20. I agree with the above posters who say that seeds are for spitting, not eating. Not just spitting for distance, but also for aim.

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  21. I get it that everybody here is an adult but I'd like to issue a gentle reminder that wasting food is a sin.

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  22. 'Arnie' stole my words of wisdom. Don't say we didn't warn you. Winks .... -Brenda mrsben-

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  23. You and Arne? It must be a Canadian thing. :)

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  24. Thanks Paul.. now I'm going to crave watermelon all day! (I'm a seed spitter too!)

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