While enjoying the delicious watermelon, most often we throw its rind. However, this is a mistake because we do not exploit all the healing properties of this succulent fruit. Did you not know that the rind of watermelon carries many health benefits?


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Yes, you read right. The flavorless part of the watermelon is much more beneficial for your health then the flesh of watermelon. Keep reading and find out why you shouldn’t throw this part from the watermelon.

Health Benefits Of Watermelon Rind

The rind of watermelon contains  many vitamins , especially B6, A and C, and minerals such as potassium, which is very good for the heart, magnesium, zinc, etc. Additionally, it contains the powerful antioxidant lycopene, which protects against many diseases. In Asia and America people often use it as a salad.

The watermelon rind contains citrulline, which is important for the muscles, and it also reduces anxiety and strengthens the immune system. This substance acts as a diuretic, improves urination and thus removes harmful substances from the body and excess fluid. Citrulline converts to arginine, which is also very important for heart health and circulation.

The rind of watemelon must be washed well, before you consume it.

Since this part of the water melon  is tasteless, how to eat it? You can grind in a blender and add it in your favorite healthy smoothie. Or make the following delicious salad.

Salad From The Rind Of Watermelon

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Rind of half a watermelon
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 pepper
  • 2-3 radishes
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Any type of vinegar

Procedure:

First, peel the rind and cut off any remnants of red, sweet watermelon flesh. Then grate the watermelon, cucumber, radish and peppers. Afterwards transfer all the ingredients in a large bowl and season them. Add the olive oil and vinegar (to taste) and mix well, place this salad in refrigerator to cool and serve it with a meal.

Reference: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Watermelon
Benefits of Watermelon Rinds