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Frequently Asked Questions About Egusi Seeds

What are egusi seeds? Take a look at our FAQs below for quick and helpful expert answers!

Egusi seeds are the seeds of the melon plant, typically the watermelon . They are commonly used in African cuisine, especially in West Africa, and are known for their rich, nutty flavor.

“Egusi” is pronounced eh-GOO-see. Watch this short video to hear an audible pronunciation.

Egusi seeds should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Properly stored, they can last for several months.

Yes, egusi seeds are a good source of nutrients. It is very rich in protein about 12 g complete protein per serving , it is rich in omega fatty acids and fiber. Egusi is also rich in micronutrients like zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese. It may offer various health benefits, including supporting heart health, aiding digestion, and providing energy. However, like all foods, they should be consumed as part of a balanced diet.

NutriLion Egusi comes from Cameroon.

Yes, all of the egusi that we use is sustainably farmed using regenerative agriculture.

Yes, egusi can be eaten raw as a snack, in salads, or in smoothies.

Some of the best uses for whole egusi is in salads, in cereals, as snacks, and in smoothies. Some of the best uses for ground egusi is in smoothies, in soups, in sauces, and in baking.

Not at all! Egusi has a mild nutty taste and could be seamlessly blended into many dishes.

We have MANY delicious egusi recipes for you to try! In fact, we have a free recipe eBook that you can download on our Recipes Page, where you’ll also find our current featured recipe.

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