VIDEO: Why you should never throw the shell of watermelon away

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hqdefaultWatermelon 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.

This unusual fruit is rich in essential nutrients that can improve your overall health, but not many people know that the rind is far more beneficial than the fruit itself. Yes, the white and tasteless part of watermelon shells has numerous health benefits – once you read how it can help you, you will never throw it out again!

You’ll be amazed when we tell you that a recent study has revealed that watermelon rind is a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Magnesium, Zinc and Potassium. The red watermelon has lycopene in high quantities. Lycopene is an antioxidant and helps to prevent many diseases. It is found that 95% percent of the food value in watermelon is actually found in the rind.

Health benefits of watermelon rind

The rind is also rich in citrulline, a rare amino acid great for your muscles. Citrulline can help you build muscle mass effectively and with almost no effort, and the fiber content will help you lose weight. Citrulline can also relieve anxiety and has powerful diuretic properties that will prevent the retention of fluids in your body. Consuming watermelon rind regularly will reinforce your immune system as well.

If you’re wondering how to consume the hard rind, we recommend cutting it in small pieces and adding them to salads. You can also mix them with tuna or turkey br’east, or make a watermelon rind tea.

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