There isn’t a person that does not like watermelons, especially in those hot summer days when you need something to refresh you, and this fruit really does its job. Nevertheless, we are more than sure that most of you almost instantly throw away the rind from the watermelons.
However, the rind also offers plenty nutrients even more than the fruit itself, therefore next time when you eat watermelon do not throw it away, but use it. Namely, the white part of the rind is abundant with healthy nutrients like vitamins A, B6, C, and minerals including potassium, zinc, and magnesium. Likewise, it contains remarkable antioxidant properties due to the high content of lycopene, which is an incredible antioxidant.
For all these reasons, add the rind into your menu even though it is tasteless, yet it contains citrulline. Citrulline is an amino acid that builds up strong and healthy muscles. Moreover, citrulline has the ability to soothe the nerves, and helps in treating anxiety.
The watermelon rind also contains fiber which supports the weight loss process.
Furthermore, the rind is consisted mostly of water thus making it a great diuretic. It successfully gets rid of toxins and excess water. Plus, it is an excellent addition to salads. It goes well with tuna and turkey.
Also it is an efficient immunity booster; therefore make sure to include it into your smoothie.