SEEDS OF JACKFRUIT AND WATER MELON

COLLEGE NAME : CMR National PU College, ITPL

SAMPLE NAME : Seeds of Jackfruit and water melon fruits

SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM : Home on 10/03/2019

SAMPLE OBSERVED AT : CMR National PU College ITPL on 11/03/2019

STUDENTS INVOLVED : Kruthika , Sushmitha , Bindu , Ankitha , Trisha , Rashmi

Jackfruit from inside is a bit soft and white in colour. From the naked eye, we could just see a thick white layer. When viewed under the foldscope we could see some cells of light and dark colours. The seeds from ripe fruits are edible, and are said to have a milky, sweet taste often compared to Brazil nuts. They may be boiled, baked, or roasted. When roasted, the flavor of the seeds is comparable to chestnuts.

Watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) are a member of the family Cucurbitaceae originally hailing from southern Africa. The fruit is actually a berry (botanically referred to as a pepo) which has a thick rind or exocarp and a fleshy center. Although not in the genus Cucumis, watermelon is loosely considered as a type of melon. In the image above we found the inside of the watermelon seed to be firm with a tinge of yellow in its top layer.

There are between 300-500 seeds in a watermelon, depending upon the size of course. Although usually discarded, the seeds are edible and delicious when roasted. They are also highly nutritious and high in fat as well. One cup of watermelon seeds has over 600 calories.

Read more at Gardening Know How: DIY Watermelon Seed Growing: Saving And Storing Watermelon Seed https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/watermelon/saving-watermelon-seeds.htm

Read more at Gardening Know How: DIY Watermelon Seed Growing: Saving And Storing Watermelon Seed https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/watermelon/saving-watermelon-seeds.htm

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