Products that are useful to eat with bones
Bone is a woody shell in some fruits. Also seeds are often called any seeds found in the pulp of fruits, berries or vegetables (watermelon stones).
Traditionally, bones in our country somehow do not pay much attention and are even more likely to be happy, if by a lucky chance someone comes across an orange seedless or not too rich in a watermelon seed.
However, in the west, there has been a certain tendency to consume fruits and vegetables entirely, with peels and seeds, based on the fact that only whole fruits containing seeds carry life for plants and benefit for humans. And if with the skin we figured out in one of our previous reviews, then how are things really with the bones?
The fact is that the seeds of fruits are not originally intended to bring at least some benefit to the body. They are hard-coated, streamlined and simply constructed in a natural way to pass through the entire gastrointestinal tract of a person or animal with minimal damage, while preserving the most important - the embryo of the plant. Also, special enzyme inhibitors in the shell additionally protect the seeds from digestion.
However, this does not mean that eating seeds and pits is something unhealthy and unnatural. So, according to the results of the research, some of them are really useful for our body, just substances hidden in seeds will be harder to extract. To do this, you need to gnaw or crush the bones, and the easiest way to do this is with a high-power blender. We compiled a list of the 7 best fruits that are worth eating with bones, and also listed berries and fruits, whose bones it is desirable not to use at all.
✔ Bones that are safe and healthy
✔ Watermelon seeds
Watermelon stones have never been held in high esteem, but in vain. Seeds of watermelon are a storehouse of iron and zinc in bioavailable form with a degree of absorption of more than 85-90%, as well as fiber and protein useful for digestion - 1 gram per 24 seeds.
It has also been proven that the bones of watermelon can help in regulating blood sugar levels, as well as in improving the skin condition. Of course, this is not about greenhouse fruits.
✔ Melon seeds
If there is a melon seed in its original form, without chewing, then they are quickly removed from the body naturally, benefiting only as a natural laxative.
However, we advise next time to gnaw properly melon seeds to get valuable digestive enzymes, which can help with stomach upset. In addition to these enzymes, melon seeds contain protein, phosphorus, potassium and vitamin A.
✔ Grape seeds
For sure, many of us are familiar with the fact that red wine and grapes are the richest sources of resveratrol - a phytonutrient that helps us in the fight against cancer. Resveratrol is also credited with the property of strengthening the health of the heart and blood vessels, reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
This powerful substance can also be found in sufficient quantities in grape bones, along with vitamin E and linoleic acid.
✔ Kiwi Seeds
Of course, hardly anyone is really concerned about the problem of removing small seeds from kiwi, but this is no reason to keep silent about their useful properties - they are filled to the brim with vitamin E, which protects our beauty and helps in pursuit of perfect skin, shiny hair and strong nail plate.
They also contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids that help fight inflammation. By the way, it is believed that regular use of kiwi with seeds will help to remove puffiness from the eyes.
✔ Citrus fruits
But this is interesting: in the seeds of lemon and lime in sufficient quantities contains salicylic acid - the main ingredient of aspirin. That is why it is useful to gnaw at a headache - much safer and without the side effects of pills.
But the seeds of the orange specialize in other ailments - found in the bones of these citrus fruits vitamin B17 is able to help in the fight against cancer, as well as fungal diseases. Do not forget that in order to activate the useful potential of seeds, they need to pre-bite.
✔ Seeds of pomegranate
Pomegranate seeds are especially rich in polyphenols, as well as tannins, quercetin and anthocyanins - the whole set makes pomegranate stones useful for heart health and in the fight against cancer.
It is also believed that powerful antioxidants and polyphenols can increase the survival of healthy cells and cause the death of cancer cells, preventing the growth of tumors. Anthocyanins also have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimicrobial properties.
✔ Date bones
Few people thought that from the date stones there is at least some benefit. According to the results of the research, the dates bones contain even more protein (5.1 grams per 100 grams) and fats (9.0 grams per 100 grams) compared to the flesh.
This is an excellent source of minerals such as selenium, copper, potassium and magnesium, and date seed powder is used to treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and various inflammatory diseases.
❌ Seeds that are not best eaten
In the bones of peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries contains a certain substance, capable of gnawing into cyanide. Even a small number of them can pose a serious health risk.
Seeds of apples and pears also contain cyanide, only in much lesser amounts, so it is believed that their use does not cause any side effects. Nevertheless, some nutritionists do not recommend a habit of using these seeds on a daily basis.
Avocado stone is considered to be slightly toxic, usually its substances are not so dangerous when used in small amounts. However, its use can cause an allergic reaction, as well as lead to abnormalities in the work of the gastrointestinal tract.