Nature’s Viagra: How to Use Watermelon Rind As a Medicine

The Food Reality Blog

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Many times, people discard parts of fruits and vegetables that they consider unhealthy. Not only is this habit wasteful, but it may mean that people are missing out on health benefits they never considered. For example, while many folks tend to peel the white strands of an orange away from the fruit, those fibers are thought to have the highest concentration of flavonoids. As for kiwi, it’s safe to eat the fuzzy brown skin, because it contains three times the fiber of the flesh. Interesting, isn’t it?

However, one part of food that people seem least likely to think about eating is watermelon rind. They eat it right up to the rind, then toss it. Again, it’s wasteful (research shows that from “farm to fork,” the U.S. alone wastes about $165 billion annually from disposing food), and there are tons of health benefits to eating watermelon rind.


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