Watermelon to become the next superfood?
Posted on 09 January 2017
Foodie commentators are picking that watermelon will slip into the superfood craze slot that coconut has held for so long this summer.
It's not the fruit itself that is getting all the attention, though it's a perfectly decent low calorie treat.
Its the juice and seeds which are getting called superfoods by some people - especially those selling it.
In part you can blame Beyonce. She's invested money in a watermelon juice business called WTRMLN WTR and in a press release said it was because it was the future of "clean, natural hydration".
This juice is taking on the coconut water market with claims it's packed with electrolytes and L-Citrulline (an amino acid that reduces muscle soreness and boosts performance).
But Sydney dietitian Dr Joanna McMillan says says as far as the juice goes she thinks it is just a fad. When it comes to needing hydration she says water still does it best.
Beyonce's WTRMLN WTR
Watermelon's black seeds, those things you spit out, are also becoming prized. Overseas, the internal kernal is roasted and sold as a snack.
Dieticians say that like any other seed they have good fats and fibre. But does that make it a superfood?