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Egusi (Melon grinded)
Egusi seed is a rich source of protein and omega-6 fatty acids. Similar to most plant oils, it mainly contains unsaturated fatty acids
Need to buy Egusi (Melon grinded)? Then our Egusi (Melon grinded) will be your best friend. Egusi is a staple food in Nigeria and many other West African countries like Ghana, Togo, and Cameroon.
Egusi seed is a rich source of protein and omega-6 fatty acids. Similar to most plant oils, it mainly contains unsaturated fatty acids. Its seed oil is a good source of natural antioxidants like vitamin E and ß-carotene.They are healthy, rich in fiber and many other nutrients.
Health Benefits of Egusi
1 | Prevents diabetes: Diabetes occurs when your body is unable to respond to insulin (the hormone that lowers blood sugar) and/or when it is unable to produce sufficient insulin.
In Iranian diabetic patients, egusi fruit capsules lowered HbA1C and fasting blood glucose levels after two months. Egusi seed oil also reduced blood sugar levels in mice with diabetes.
2 | Lowers lipid levels: High blood levels of lipids (fat, cholesterol, and triglycerides) in your blood can increase your risk of heart disease. Ground egusi seeds lowers triglyceride and cholesterol levels in patients with high blood lipid levels.
3 | Prevents bacterial infections: Extracts from egusi plants, fruits, and seeds prevent bacterial infections. Egusi fruits contain active chemicals that kill common bacteria like Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella typhimurium.
Egusi fruit extracts are as effective as the antibiotic drug, novobiocin in treating patients with staphylococcal (bacterial) infections.
4 | Source of antioxidants: Antioxidants are an essential component of your diet because they neutralize harmful free-radicals that cause diseases like cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease. They are typically present in fruits, and egusi is no exception.
Egusi fruit extracts are a rich source of antioxidants and studies have proven their ability to neutralise several free-radicals.
5 | Stimulates hair growth: Egusi extracts are used in Ayurvedic medicine for hair growth. These extracts are effective in increasing the number of hair follicles in animal studies.
Minoxidil is the standard treatment for hair loss in men and can be effective in women. In animal studies, egusi extracts were more effective than minoxidil in treating hair loss.
Egusi seed is a rich source of protein and omega-6 fatty acids. Similar to most plant oils, it mainly contains unsaturated fatty acids. Its seed oil is a good source of natural antioxidants like vitamin E and ß-carotene.
Egusi seed is a good source of potassium and calcium, minerals that regulate blood pressure. It is also a rich source of magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.
And just like all plant foods, egusi is naturally cholesterol-free.
100g of West African egusi contains the following nutrients:
- 593 calories
- Carbohydrates: 11.3g
- Fat: 47.9g
- Protein: 27.5g
- Fibre: 3.2g
- Calcium: 16% of the reference nutrient intake (RNI)
- Iron: 42% of the RNI
- Zinc: 75% of the RNI
- Phosphorus: 157% of the RNI
- Potassium: 18.5% of the RNI
These are the benefits of including melon seed in your daily diet.
1. Anti-inflammatory properties
Melon contains anti-inflammatory properties that help treat infections and injury.
A study reveals that the methanol extract of egusi significantly inhibited serotonin, carrageenan and prostaglandin which helps fight inflammation.
2. Help fights cancer
Egusi is a good herbal cure for cancer and is best for curing breast cancer.
The results of a study by Grossman et al., (2007) showed that cucurbitacin glycosides possess pleiotropic effects on cells thus leading to both apoptosis and cell cycle arrest. Thus cucurbitacin glycosides exhibit therapeutic effects against breast cancer cells.
3. Contains anti-arthritic properties
Kachhawah et al., (2016) investigated the effect of hydroalcoholic extract of melon fruits against anti-arthritic activity. The study aimed to develop a standardisation protocol for the anti-arthritic effects of the extract that contains cucurbitacin glycoside and quercetin.
The study proved that melon fruit hydroalcoholic extract possesses significant anti-arthritic properties. This is attributed to its rich constituent of phytochemicals such as flavonoids. As a result, it can be used for treating rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease symptomized by chronic inflammation of the joints, stiffness, swelling, pain and redness in the joints.
4. Dermatological purposes
The vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) and niacin in this plant help to maintain healthy skin. Oil extracted from egusi seeds can be used for producing local soap and pomade for dermatological care.
5. Aids digestion and boosts appetite
Due to the presence of dietary fibre and vitamin B1 (Thiamine) in egusi melon, it is useful for digestion of food. and helps to boost appetite due to its constituent of vitamin B1.
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