Watermelon is a nice and juicy fruit rich in water, vitamins and minerals that can improve our overall health.
However, rarely anyone knows that watermelon rind is far more beneficial than the fruit. The white and tasteless part of the peel is very beneficial for our health and should never be thrown out.
Some countries in the USA and South Asia include watermelon rind in salads due to the numerous health benefits it provides. The rind is rich in vitamins A, B6 and C as well as magnesium, zinc and potassium. Besides these vitamins and minerals, the rind contains lycopene as well, a powerful antioxidant that can prevent numerous diseases and conditions. According to some experts, 95% of the nutritional value of the fruit is in the rind itself.
This part of the fruit is also rich in citrulline, an essential amino acid for muscle health. Thanks to citrulline, you can gain muscle mass quickly and with little effort. On the other hand, the libido and fiber present in this part of the fruit stimulate weight loss.
Another benefit of citrulline is that it reduces anxiety, making you feel satisfied for longer. This substance also has diuretic properties and eliminates excess fluid in the body. In addition, by ingesting the shell of this fruit we increase the defenses of our immune system.
Now, since this part of the watermelon has no taste, how can we eat it? A good idea is to chop it into small pieces and add it to our salads. We could also eat it with tuna or turkey breast. Another option would be to prepare a watermelon rind or make an infusion with these and take it twice a day.
Do not keep wasting the most nutritious part of watermelons. Start taking advantage today and use it in any way you like.