It’s rind time!
The watermelon rind: for many, seen as the outer vessel that carries that sweet, juicy watermelon flesh. But for those in the know, it’s yet another amazing and versatile way to enjoy the beloved watermelon!
From The Slice Blog
Three Ways to Eat Watermelon Rind
When most people eat a watermelon, they devour the red flesh inside and toss the rest of the watermelon in the trash (or, if you’re a gardener, the compost heap). If that’s you, that’s okay, but you should know that there are some very real benefits to using the entire watermelon, including the rind and seeds.
Simple to Use
Sliced, diced, grated or blended. The question isn’t which to try, but which to try first! Not sure where to start? Use this handy video for basic cuts of the watermelon rind.
Eat the Rind,
Waste Less Food!
Pickled rind may be the most widely known way to eat the rind, but it can also be candied, juiced, stewed, baked, and so much more! Think of watermelon rind as a bonus ingredient when you go buy a whole watermelon; a blank canvas that can seasoned and cooked just about any way you can imagine up.
Watermelon Rind Lentil Chili
Watermelon Rind Slaw Shrimp Crudite
Frickled Watermelon: Fried Watermelon Pickles with Watermelon BBQ Sauce and Shallot Mustard Aioli
Roasted Watermelon Rind Parmesan
Watermelon Rind Salad
Watermelon Rind Bruschetta
Watermelon Rind Basil Lime Relish
Watermelon Rind and Apple Hand Pies
Stretch Your Dollar,
Use the Whole Watermelon!
Watermelon, the red, juicy fruit, is as healthy and nutritious as it is delicious. But what about the white part of the flesh inside the green peel? What nutrition data is known about the watermelon rind?
The USDA FoodData Central database currently only lists nutritional data for “watermelon, raw” meaning the [common] red flesh. However, research has been published that has examined the nutritional contents of the watermelon rind.
- Gladvin, G. Sudhaakr, V. Swathi and K. V. Santhisri. Mineral and Vitamin Compositions Contents in Watermelon Peel (Rind). Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci (2017) Special Issue-5: 129-133.
- Egbuonu, Anthony Cemaluk C.Comparative Assessment of some Mineral, Amino Acid and Vitamin Compositions of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Rind and Seed. Asian J. Biochem., 10 (5): 230-236, 2015 ISSN 1815-9923 / DOI: 10.3923/ajb.2015.230.236
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