Eden Tosch of The Ayurveda Experience argues against eating seedless fruit (such as seedless watermelon, grapes, lemons, tangerines and oranges).

Eating the fertile, nutritious and rich part of a plant (or animal) will make us fertile and nourish us well. It is not a great leap to say that eating an infertile plant will affect our fertility and tissues negatively.

The Raw Food Girl blog takes up this claim:

Seeded fruits are pregnant with fertility and have the potential to reproduce whereas seedless fruits cannot reproduce. Seeded fruit has "Life Force" and when you consume the fruit you take in that energy source.

The question has also come up on BodyBuilding Forum.

Does eating seedless fruit cause infertility in humans?

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    [Asking for a friend!] – Oddthinking Feb 26 '18 at 23:56
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    Yeah, most of the other stuff I found seemed to be copied from a few crackpot articles, with nothing substantial behind it. Apparently "seedless" = "GMO" in the eyes of many. – Daniel R Hicks Feb 27 '18 at 3:04
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    I can't find any scientific studies on the subject, and with good reason - why would anyone bother? The claims here are based on the idea that seed-producing plants have some mysterious life energy that makes people more fertile. What other ways are there to refute such claims?(Also, Ayurveda is misspelled.) – Sebastian Redl Feb 27 '18 at 9:20
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    @SebastianRedl: I share your misgivings; the idea of "fertility" being consumed seems to go against basic chemistry and the idea of a "Life Force" in fruit seems to go against basic physics. However, simply dismissing it out of hand isn't very persuasive. Are there animal studies? An appropriate expert explaining why it is wrong? (Thanks for the spelling correction. Please feel encouraged to copy-edit posts.) – Oddthinking Feb 27 '18 at 16:39
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    The whole point of this site is to examine this stuff rationally, from all sides, from base principles, rather than going with the gut answer that conforms most closely to our previously held beliefs. That's what being a skeptic means. – Ben Barden Feb 27 '18 at 17:00

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