Is Watermelon Rind eatable?
Many people eat watermelon’s red flesh and throw the other part in the trash. The green outer part (the rind) of the fruit is harder, and not much juicy like the inner flesh, but it is eatable. It also contains many nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, zinc, antioxidants, amino acids, chlorophyll, citrulline, flavonoids and phenolic compounds, lycopene, etc.
How to use Watermelon rind?
Mostly Watermelon rind is used in pickles and juices, or you can stir fry it like vegetables. Many people use it in salads too. Additionally, you can prepare smoothies and jam with it.
Benefits of Watermelon Rind
A few most noteworthy benefits of the fruit are as follows:
Control Blood Pressure
The rind contains a high level of potassium which helps reduce stress and pressure on blood vessels and arteries. As a result, the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, strokes, etc. decreases.
Promotes Weight Loss
The rind is packed with lots of fiber content which aid weight loss. Not only this it stimulates your metabolism and makes you feel full. Thus, in this way, it will build a passive fat-burning capacity to shed more pounds.
The rind contains natural sugar which helps minimize morning sickness. Also, its high potassium content will repress swelling associated with pregnancy.
The rind (1 cup) can fulfill 30 percent of daily vitamin need; boost your immune system, and stimulate the production of white blood cells. (The white blood cells are helpful in the defense against infections and foreign pathogens in your body.)
It strengthens sexual performance by effecting on blood vessel constriction, which promotes better blood flow to your intimate areas.
The fruit rind contains many antioxidants, which aid decrease the effect of free radicals and lessen oxidative stress. As a result, you get the fewer appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and age spots.
It promotes neutralization of free radicals; so far, they can produce cellular mutation and give rise to chronic disease.
To be continued …
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