We usually throw out the hard green rind of the juicy watermelon, but did you know that the watermelon rind has many nutritional and remedy benefits? This wasted food can do good things for your body. Also, using it will cut down on your garbage helping the environment.
- Watermelon rind contains citrulline, see above for more information on citrulline.
- Acne can be helped using watermelon rind might help prevent breakouts; rub the watermelon rind on acne for naturally clearing up the acne.
How Watermelon Rind is Used:
- Russians like their pickled watermelon rind.
- Early Greek settlers brought the recipe for pickling watermelon to Charleston, South Carolina. The first United States cookbook published in 1796 had a recipe for watermelon rind pickles.
- Thai Gaeng Leang soup uses watermelon rind as one of its main ingredients as it adds sweetness and firmness.
- Watermelon rind makes a preserve with its greenish-clear texture, and has a delicious mild flavour.
Some people actually juice it. Make sure you have an organic one if you try this and do learn the best way to do it.
About Diana Herrington
I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.