The Muskmelon seed is the major ingredient in Egusi soup, infant, it is what makes it ‘Egusi’.
Nutritionist say that a single muskmelon seed contain 160 calories, 11g fat. It is a healthy dose of veggie protein. Yes it is both a vegetable and protein.
Apart from being a healthy food and containing antioxidants it also help prevent cardiovascular diseases.It all depends on how you prepare your Egusi soup, other than that it is not a fattening soup. Some studies also suggest that muskmelon seeds can help expel intestinal worms. Eating crushed seeds is said to be a great way to get rid of excess fat in the body.