Do you love watermelon? No matter more than leaving the skin aside! Indeed, the bark of this fruit is packed with many benefits. We tell you everything about this double health and waste-free tip.
Refreshing, low in calories and delicious… watermelon is undoubtedly the star fruit of the summer! A fortiori during a heat wave, as this fruit consists for the most part of water (90%). But if you’re one of this cucurbit’s followers, you probably won’t have noticed that it also takes care of its share of the waste. Indeed, the skin is often left once the pink part is devoured.
However, it is far from inevitable to throw the green envelope of watermelons in the trash. Watermelon rinds are indeed completely edible! Many health professionals even recommend eating it for its many benefits.
And for good reason, the skin of watermelons is particularly rich in vitamins (A, C, B6)… But it is also packed with nutrients, including the amino acid citrulline and the antioxidant lycopene, both of which are excellent for heart health. In addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, watermelon rind is also very rich in potassium, zinc and magnesium, nutrients that are essential for the proper functioning of the body. It is also a powerful ally for your skin as it slows down skin aging, boosts collagen production and deeply hydrates the skin.
Although the taste is bitter (much like orange or lemon peel), you can simply eat watermelon rind in one bitealong with the meat. But keep in mind that there are many recipes if you prefer to consume it in a different form (cubes, gazpacho, sauce, jam, etc.)
Either way, no more excuses to leave trash on your plate the next time you enjoy your favorite summer fruit!
(ETX Daily Up)