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Egusi Melon Seeds


Rich and Creamy!

Are you familiar with Egusi? It is the dried seeds of Melon. Egusi is a staple in many West African countries, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Togo, Mali, Ghana, and Benin, however, this food is also gaining worldwide recognition. You could say it tastes like pumpkin seeds, although Egusi is not as bland. Usually consumed in the form of a soup, Egusi tastes nutty, buttery, and rich. If you want to try some authentic West African food and explore different tastes, we highly recommend giving Egusi soup a try.




  • Nutrient-Rich: Egusi melon seeds are packed with essential nutrients, including protein, healthy fats, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They provide a good source of nutrients needed for overall health and well-being, such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin B.
  • Heart Health: Egusi melon seeds contain unsaturated fats, which are beneficial for heart health. These healthy fats help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.
  • Bone Health: Egusi melon seeds are rich in minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, which are essential for maintaining strong and healthy bones. Consuming egusi melon seeds regularly may help prevent bone-related disorders such as osteoporosis and improve bone density.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation: Some research suggests that egusi melon seeds may help regulate blood sugar levels. They contain dietary fiber and protein, which can help slow down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream and prevent spikes in blood glucose levels. This may be particularly beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition.