There are other ways to consume watermelon seeds to get their nutritional benefits. In West Africa, people make watermelon seeds into oil. Also known as ootanga oil or kalahari oil, you can cook with it, drizzle it on salads, or even use it topically on the skin. Note: It’s not particularly cheap!
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2. Roast your watermelon seeds.
You can also roast your seeds — after spreading the seeds on a baking sheet, they need about 15 minutes in the oven at 325°F to make them brown and crispy. You lose some of the nutritional content that way, but they’re still a tasty snack — especially when enhanced with a bit of olive oil and sea salt.