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Berachah for Watermelon Seeds

Whats the bracha for apricot pits and watermelon pits? I like to eat them?


The common custom is to recite shehakol on apricot and watermelon seeds (which are not planted specifically for the seeds). For sunflower seeds, the berachah is ha’adamah.


The Shulchan Aruch rules that for seeds that are sweet (readily edible) without processing, one recites the berachah of the fruit or vegetable from which the seed is taken, and for seeds that require processing, one recites shehakol. Many dispute both assertions (see Mishnah Berurah 202:24-25), and Sha’arei Teshuvah writes one makes shehakol for all seeds, even if they are edible without further processing. However, making a ha’adamah for watermelon and pumpkin seeds is also acceptable.

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