At first thought, we view watermelon as a fruit that is rich in both juice and taste and packed with tons of health benefits. It is rich in minerals, vitamins and contributes to our overall health. Little did we know however, is that the shell of the watermelon has its benefits of consumption as well.
Believe it or not, the white, hard and tasteless part of the watermelon is healthier than the fruit itself, and once you too find out the benefits it can provide, you won’t throw away the shell from now on.
The shell is rich in vitamins A, C, B6 as well as potassium, zinc and magnesium. These essential compounds will boost your energy levels and immune system. The shell is antioxidant and it’s nutritional value is 95%.
Benefits of Watermelon Peels:
The peels also contain citrulline, an amino acid which keeps the muscles healthy and helps gain muscle mass with little effort. It also contains fiber as well as libido-boosting compounds that stimulate weight loss also.
Citrulline has also been known for reducing anxiety and soothing nerves, while removing extra water retention and aiding digestion.
How to Consume Watermelon Shell
You can easily prepare the watermelon shell and eat it despite it being tasteless. Simply chop it in pieces or chunks and add it in salads or add tuna and turkey breast at the sides. Believe us when we say that once you try it, you’ll no longer waste such an important part of this fruit.