- In Science
- By WA
Well, the watermelon rind is the firm white part of the fruit that’s left behind after the bright pink flesh has been eaten or scooped away. We tend to throw this part of the fruit, but it has a lot health benefits.
Watermelon rind has a diuretic effect, it may be helpful in lowering blood pressure and maintaining proper kidney function.
You should know that a recent study has discovered 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.
Many people around the world use the watermelon rings in many different dishes, meals, etc. – because they have a mild flavor. Other people also use the watermelon rinds in healing purposes, because they are loaded with healthy nutrients and can provide many health benefits.