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Is it okay to just swallow seeds?

I decided early on that my enjoyment of foods would increase if I didn't have to stop and start, removing seeds as I go.

Watermelon is the most prominent example. I just eat through and swallow all the seeds in the way.

I do it with lemon squeeze on salads and water too. If a seed is there, I just swallow it.

I'm very much alive, so this must be generally okay. Are there seeds I must not have?

by Anonymousreply 18November 25, 2021 1:17 AM

I don't really know but I would be aware of diverticulitis. I do eat tomato seeds, peanuts and green peas.

by Anonymousreply 1November 24, 2021 5:36 PM

I eat seed

by Anonymousreply 2November 24, 2021 5:41 PM

Depends on from whom

by Anonymousreply 3November 24, 2021 5:44 PM

I think if you can eat nuts (peanuts, almonds, etc - get your mind out of the gutter!) without digestive issues (like diverticulitis), you should be able to eat watermelon and lemon seeds without a problem.

by Anonymousreply 4November 24, 2021 5:58 PM

[quote] Is it okay to just swallow seeds? Watermelon is the most prominent example.

NO, OP!! A watermelon will grow in your stomach and you’ll probably die.

by Anonymousreply 5November 24, 2021 6:48 PM

Lots of tomatoes and watermelons grow in fields where there is unfiltered human waste. But not corn. Think about it.

by Anonymousreply 6November 24, 2021 10:43 PM

This sounds wrong.

by Anonymousreply 7November 24, 2021 10:57 PM

[quote] Is it okay to just swallow seeds?

Of course, silly! Sometimes you practically have to.

by Anonymousreply 8November 24, 2021 10:59 PM

Many seeds like apples have some kind of arsenic substance but if you don't shew them it will pass through the digestive tract and also it will take a large amount to do some harm. On the other hand I wouldn't recommend you to swallow the seeds of the English Yew berries. The berry itself is delicious, if slightly gooey texture, but all the rest of the plant, including the seeds, is highly toxic and if consumed can kill a person.

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by Anonymousreply 9November 24, 2021 11:03 PM

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by Anonymousreply 10November 24, 2021 11:26 PM

Oh, and I was just going to eat some English Yew berry seeds - thanks for the warning!

by Anonymousreply 11November 24, 2021 11:31 PM

Only if you're okay with birthing a watermelon butt baby.

by Anonymousreply 12November 24, 2021 11:42 PM

If anyone can do that, OP can.

by Anonymousreply 13November 25, 2021 12:41 AM

No you’ll die

by Anonymousreply 14November 25, 2021 12:51 AM

No, OP, you’ll get pregnant!

by Anonymousreply 15November 25, 2021 12:56 AM

Watermelon seed is a gateway: soon you’ll be swallowing avocado pits.

by Anonymousreply 16November 25, 2021 12:59 AM

Most people don't know they have diverticulosis until they have a diverticulitis attack, it is very painful.

by Anonymousreply 17November 25, 2021 1:06 AM

I should have swallowed seed in 1945…

by Anonymousreply 18November 25, 2021 1:17 AM
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