Side effects and Health Benefits of Egusi (Benefits of egusi soup in pregnancy), Does egusi contain bad cholesterol? Calories in Egusi soup (seed), health benefits of melon soup.
What is Egusi?
Egusi or melon is a West African name for the seeds of plants like squash, melons, and gourds that, when dried and ground become a staple ingredient in many West African dishes. Particularly, in Nigerian culture, egusi soup is a popular with pounded yam, semo, Amala, fufu, wheat, starch and tuwo.
This are the nutritional content your will derive from eating Egusi Soup:
Essential Amino acids – Egusi is rich in Arginine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Threonine, Phenylalaline, Valine, Histidine and Methionine.
Other Amino acids – Cystine, Tyrosine, Proline, Glutamic acid, Aspartic acid, Serine, Glycine and Alanine.
Minerals – Egusi is richest in the mineral Phosphorous, followed by Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Vitamin B1, B2, B12 and vitamin E. Other minerals include Iron, zinc, manganese and copper.
Egusi is low in fat, LDL cholesterol, fiber, Saturated Fat, and Sugar.
Health benefits of EGUSI SOUP (melon seeds)
1. Improves Appetite
2. Prevent Anemia
3.Good for Bones
4. Prevents Malnutrition
5.Promotes Heart Health
6. Improves Vision
7. Reduces Inflammation
8. Helps in Digestion
9.Helps in Digestion
10. Antioxidant properties
11. Great for keto
12. Boosts immune system
13. Reduce blood pressure
14. Reduce blood cholesterol
15. Reduce blood sugar
16. Ensures growth of healthy and smooth skin
17. Good for stomach ulcer patients.
18. Good for diabetics
👉it aids digestion- Egusi meals digest easily without stressing your digestive system.
Haven’t you noticed that bowel movement is very easy after eating egusi soup.
👉it helps to improve your skin -people with dry skin should eat more of egusi soup to help keep their skin soft and moist.
Does egusi contain bad cholesterol?
Egusi contain the good form of cholesterol called “HDL cholesterol”. HDL cholesterol reduces heart diseases, promote heart health, reduces the risks of heart attacks and prevents artherosclerosis.
What are Benefits of egusi soup in pregnancy
Pregnant women are always careful of what they eat because they want to keep ttheir pregnancy and their baby safe. Egusi or egusi soup is completely safe and healthy in pregnancy, you have nothing to worry about. It has no side effects whatsoever in pregnancy, rather, egusi has so many health benefits to both the pregnant woman and her unborn baby.
Here are the benefits of egusi in pregnancy:
💠Boost blood production and prevents anemia in pregnancy
💠egusi soothes the digestive system and prevents heartburns in pregnancy
💠Stimulates appetite (contains vitamin B1 and B12)
💠Regulates blood pressure in pregnancy
💠Lowers blood sugar
💠Treats and prevents constipation (high fibre)
💠Reduces the nausea in pregnancy
💠Nurtures the skin (heals fry and scaly skin in pregnancy)
💠Believed to reduce leg swelling in pregnant women.
Calories in Egusi soup (egusi seed)
There are 638calories in 526g of egusi. Egusi is therefore a high calorie diet. Good for weight gain.
There have not been any reported side effect of egusi soup. Please enjoy your meal.