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Benefits by Eating Fruit Seeds

Fruit seeds are harmless when eaten in moderate quantities. Myths like apple seeds contains small amounts of cyanide and grape seeds grow vines in your stomach are not true, also because you already eat seeds without thinking of it, like strawberry seeds to name one.

Many fruit seeds contains high amounts of fibers, antioxidants and vitamins, including B-17 and many have anti-cancer properties. Some unripe fruits seeds can cause unpleasent stomach effects.

Examples of  nutrient seeds are:

Apple Seeds…rich in vitamins, minerals,phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium,  iron and sulfur. Treat acne, psoriasis and other skin issues. Dietary fiber to lower blood cholesterol levels.

Grapes seeds…popular to use in beauty products because it works againts acne and moisturizes the skin. Great to use grapes seeds in scrubs, makes skin soft and shiny. Contains vitamins A, E and C.

Watermelon seeds…rich in natural fats, proteins and 8 amino acids. Contains vitamins, minerals, riboflavin, niacin, foliate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Chew them before swallowing, then you do not loose the nutrients.

Avocado…high in potassium and antioxidants,  one of the best sources of  fiber.

Blackberry…good source of omega-3 oils, protein, fiber and antioxidants.

Kiwi…vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Egg Shells for Plant Nutrition

Egg shells contains calcium and is essential for cell growth in all plants, especially fast growing plants needs calcium because they deplete the surrounding soil. Before you put egg shells in the soil, wash them and crush them. Whole shells brakes down very slow. You can:

– Dig a hole in the ground, put egg shells in and cover. Especially good for plants in pots. This way you also avoid bugs around the pot.

– Put egg shells in the bottom of plant pots

- Lay egg shells in the soil near the plant

– Lay egg shells in a circle on the ground surface around the plants stems to deter useful slugs and cutworms, but attract useful bugs.

Especially for tomatoes calcium is very useful, because it will help prevent blossom end rot.

So do not throw away the egg shells. You can save them by the stove for couple of days until next gardening.

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